Sore Saints hail from Philadelphia along with Ladder Devils where, by all accounts so far, the music scene is going strong. Where Ladder Devils were angular post-hardcore (or something), Sore Saints err more on the side of dense, paranoid noise and do so to great effect. Despite having only released four songs to date, the quality and tone the band strikes at such an early point in their career is impressive.
1. Who the hell are you? How long have you been around?
We are three people from Philly and one dude from Canada. Jon, Scott, Nick and Justin. We’ve been playing together since something like January 2012.
2. Where’d you all come from?
Most of us were in bands around Philly previously, and playing in some less than formal projects. The Canadian just showed up one day.
3. No bullshitting, what’s your best song? What’s your worst? What’s the reason for each?
No bullshit, our best song hasn’t been recorded… same goes for our worst song (thankfully). We’re pretty excited about the new material that’s coming together right now. It’s hard to say why we hate our worst song so much. We stopped playing it live months ago. Maybe it’s because we wrote it so early on and we feel like our sound wasn’t as nailed-down as it is now. It sucks though, it’s really bad. Our favourite song is something we’ll be releasing later. It’s just a lot more refined. It’s an “adult” song. All of the new ones are.
4. What have you put out? Who released it? How’d it get recorded?
We recorded four songs at Red Planet with Joe Smiley in Philly in March. That’s what’s available online now, those two EP’s. For now they’re self-released jammers. We’re looking at the possibility of pressing them this fall.
5. Why should people buy your music, or stream it at the very least?
Because otherwise they’ll probably just buy something dumb instead.
6. What are your plans for the band?
We’ve playing around the area quite a lot this past spring, so this summer we’re going to be writing as much as we can. We’re going to try and squeeze out a full length eventually but don’t really feel like we need to rush it.
7. Do you play live? Do you plan to? Got anything lined up in the near future, shows people should know about?
We’ve been playing a lot recently. All spring around Philly and we just got back from a short trip north through Brooklyn/Boston/etc. One show we’re really excited for is playing with our friends METZ from Toronto. We’re going to be taking it easy until then. It’s August 30th at Kung Fu Necktie. They’re great, and a really good fit for us. Plus Psychic Teens are playing, who we love.