Liars Teeth – “Oblivion”


A rousing alt-rocker from London-based band Liars Teeth, “Oblivion” drives into menacing guitar bursts and anticipatory vocal emotion. “Caught in the undertow,” they let out into the “will you sink or swim, into oblivion?” emphasis. The thumping instrumentation and fierce vocals remind of a cross between Queens of the Stone Age and a heavier-inclined Interpol, particularly upon the trickling momentum at 01:30 into the “will you sink…” refrain.

The track’s final minute invigorates with a focus on textured guitar power. Past the three-minute mark, the vocals take a backseat and an exhilarating guitar entry takes hold, with a final “will you sink or swim?” questioning landing with decisive power. “Oblivion” is a compelling rock showcase from Liars Teeth.

“Oblivion” comes via the band’s upcoming EP, Sungrazer, releasing on July 20th. Per the band, the EP “explores the complexities of the mind in the face of perpetual instant gratification and social media.”

This and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of June 2023’ Spotify playlist.

We discovered this release via MusoSoup, as part of the artist’s promotional campaign.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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