SALT – “Roly Moes”


A darkly captivating single from Edinburgh-based band SALT, “Roly Moes” maneuvers through a bar-set narrative filled with toxicity, rage, and murder. “Though he still loved her, the devil wins,” the vocals let out, following the depiction of a murderous rage — “she got on stage and she ignored him, he watched in pain,” prompting the horrible act. Hazy synths complement the swipes of guitars and dynamic vocals, traversing seamlessly from debonair narratives into the soaring chorus.

The stark delivery of “outside the Roly Moes — that’s when he shot her,” plays with startling impact, centralizing a narrative the project describes as “about a father having the mishap of searching for his lost daughter, only to find her in a strip bar as a dancer.” “Roly Moes” is a grippingly dark enchanter from SALT.

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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