Dissolved Girl – “Silt”


London-based band Dissolved Girl strut a climactic rock fervency on new single “Silt,” venturing from moody bass-fronted verses into an impassioned display of rock-forward vigor. Claire Edbrooke’s gripping, dynamic vocal presence moves seamlessly between the tonally distinctive sections, balancing moody immersion and punchy infectiousness. Per the band, the track was inspired by “being on nights out in London with people you think you know – but realise you’ve only been given one (carefully presented) side of them to date.”

A haunting vocal lead and nocturnal bass lushness traverse a sound with ample initial momentum. Eerie guitar fragments coincide with a gradually escalating vocal presence, exuding a desire to be “with someone like you,” into a buzzing guitar-fronted ferocity. A thunderous array of guitar distortion takes hold thereafter, as the vocals brilliantly straddle suave precision and intriguing ardency. A seamless transition back to the bass-heavy verses brings back the nighttime-friendly sense of contemplation, venturing to a satiating finale that embraces the heavier rock spectrum. “Silt” is a commanding success from Dissolved Girl, exuding in both its understated bass-heavy verses and raucously enjoyable rock sequences.

This and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Emerging Singles’ 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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