Sydney’s SoSo Release New Single ‘THE GREAT ESCAPE’ from upcoming debut EP
I WOULDN’T CALL THIS SUCCESS…BUT IT’S CLOSE ENOUGH
Having made their presence well and truly felt with their introduction to the scene in 2020, Sydney’s SoSo are back and ramping things up as they prepare for the release of their debut EP, I Wouldn’t Call This Success…But It’s Close Enough.
Following on from a string of successful single releases through last year, the self-proclaimed ‘offensively average’ pop punk group is well and truly operating at a creative peak with this record. As the final taste of the EP before its release, today SoSo release the fired up and yearning single, ‘The Great Escape’.
Recorded at Sydney’s Electric Sun Studios, SoSo worked with producer Stevie Knight (Stand Atlantic, Yours Truly) as well as James Paul Wisner (Stand Atlantic, Saosin) and Grant Berry to bring I Wouldn’t Call This Success… to life.
The music is personal and reflective of the leap of faith the band members took in committing to making SoSo work, having been in other outfits for years previous and ultimately not reaching the levels of satisfaction they had wanted. It’s the sort of feeling we can hear represented in a song like ‘The Great Escape’: the tone is hopeful and impassioned, while remaining honest throughout.
“I guess you could say ‘The Great Escape’ just encapsulates the big ol’ Hail Mary play of having one more go at cracking the music industry. The same kinda play as bringing Michael Clarke into bowl late on Day 5 of a Sydney Test match, needing three wickets to win…and we all know how that magical moment went.” SoSo
PRAISE FOR SOSO
“Bit Trophy Eyes, bit Jimmy Eat World, and a bit bloody good too…” Triple J, Richard Kingsmill
“You ever meet a band that’s full of Dom Toretto’s? SoSo living their life a quarter mile at a time…” Triple J Unearthed, Dave Ruby Howe
“These guys have earned that one-to-watch tag…” Life Without Andy
“Sydney’s SoSo have demonstrated a master handle on their sound indicating there’s plenty more to come from the group…” Blunt Mag
With the announcement of the EP, SoSo have also revealed their tour plans for August and September. Taking I Wouldn’t Call The Success… taking to interstate venues for the first time, SoSo are champing at the bit to bring the EP and their new live show to crowds after so long off stage. Hot off the heels of their sold out ‘Yeah Nah’ single tour this year, SoSo got the taste for things and now, are ready to do it all again.
“Does ‘fucking pumped’ count as a useable quote? Okay, how about ‘pretty well excited’. Whatever – you get the gist. We’re stoked, the lineup is absolutely packed and we’re FINALLY going to get interstate. We needed to one-up the whole “sold out debut headlining ‘Yeah Nah’ single tour” which was already a massive accomplishment seeing as we booked and ran the events ourselves (with a little help from some friends).” SoSo
SOSO ‘STACKED AS TOUR’ DATES
Friday 27th August Leadbeater Hotel Melbourne with Wishful Thinking, Drastic Park
Saturday 28th August The Rhino Room Adelaide with Wishful Thinking, Drastic Park
Thursday 2nd September The Basement Canberra with Wishful Thinking, Drastic Park
Friday 3rd September Oceanview Beach Club Central Coast with Wishful Thinking, Drastic Park
Saturday 4th September Manning Bar Sydney with Wishful Thinking, Drastic Park
Saturday 11th September O’Skulligans Brisbane with Wishful Thinking, Drastic Park