Scowl is somewhere between the punk stylings of Turnstile and snottier hardcore acts. Throw in some seriously catch hooks and you've got the band pinned. Or as they've dubbed themselves, "it's like Negative Approach meets The Breeders." Scowl will release their new EP Psychic Dance Routine on April 7 and it's probably a good time to get into 'em – they're definitely about to blow up.
Psychic Dance Routine was recorded with producer Will Yip, which vocalist Kat Moss was centered around the idea of performing.
"I chose to revolve the main theme around performance," she said. "This is both literal and figurative, as the band has been on tour practically all of 2022. My perspective of being consumed as the version of myself that is 'performing' has shifted dramatically, while simultaneously grappling with the experience of being a feminine artist in a world that doesn't always take you seriously."
Moss also touched on how she defines Psychic Dance Routine, saying it explores the idea of expressing oneself without the use of words.
"The best way I can define Psychic Dance Routine is that it represents the mental gymnastics or 'dance routine' one might have to participate in order to telepathically project their feelings or emotions to another person because they no longer have the ability to express themselves with words."
"The overarching theme of this EP lies heavily in the definition of the name— I wanted to lyrically express feelings of alienation and loneliness as well as questioning my own reality. I made an effort to speak more with metaphors as I wanted these topics to be relevant to other people."
Pre-orders for Psychic Dance Routine are available here.