Sorry, Heels were born in Frosinone (Italy) in 2010. After two self-produced EPs, Wasted (2013) and Distances (2014), their first album, The Accuracy of Silence, was released on the Finnish label Gothic Music Records in 2015. She (Shades of Sound Records/Wave Records) is their new album now out in 2021.
Various line-up changes mark a radical change in Sorry, Heels’ sound, abandoning rock standards and diverting their compositions towards electronic music, while maintaining references and sounds linked to new wave and early post-punk. “She” is imbued with dream and synth pop influences with ethereal and suffused atmospheres, it’s relaxed and sensual. It’s very ’80s, heavily influenced by Portishead, Cocteau Twins etc and anyone loving that slightly introspective, shoe-gaze, electronic post-punk era will enjoy this, almost as a reminiscence back to that intense, arty, decade.
Sorry, Heels’ new album She is a work entirely dedicated to the love journey of a woman who faces infatuation, falling in love, disappointment and frustration. Both the lyrics and the sounds were written in an attempt to evoke all the various stages she has gone through.
Starting from infatuation (Through The End), through passion (She Burns, first single), then rejection (Something Real), obsession (Follow Signs and The Spell’s Ballad), the loneliness of broken dreams (My Doll’s House and Another Lapse), then repentance (The Void).
And then it inexorably arrives at the acceptance that nothing will change: The End of Desires.
I have to say that, for me, it’s all a little bit samey, with the sound being quite thin at times, there’s not enough variety or change of mood within that dreamy electronica to really grab – and hold – my attention. But given how heavily 80’s it sounds, with lots of nods to bands like Portishead, Cocteau Twins etc, anyone loving that slightly introspective, shoe-gaze, electronic post-punk era will enjoy this, almost as a reminiscence back to that intense, arty, decade.
For me, the stand-out tracks are Follow Signs (see video below) and My Doll’s House – they both have that slightly rockier edge that just makes the difference!
Produced by Filippo Strang at VDSS Studio, She features Bubi (Flying Vaginas, Charlotte Oaks), Wellworn Banana (Flying Vaginas), and Strang himself (Flying Vaginas, Stranger Paws) as instrumentalists.
She is set for release via Shades of Sound Records/Wave Records.
1.Through The End 04:59
2.She Burns 03:04
3.Follow Signs 03:42
4.Something Real 04:09
5.The Spell´s Ballad 04:36
6.My Dolls House 04:16
7.Another Lapse 04:24
8.The Void 04:10
9.The End Of Desire 04:53