Malaysian math rock band Sovth China Sea has seen an injection, a renaissance herald under them, as they set to gear up and make waves once more. Numerous setbacks since their formation, a solid lineup saw the band polishing their sound since 2018. Sonically donning a more math/j-rock/ psychedelic rock outfit to woo fans of old and new, Sovth China Sea is back.
Despite 2 members living apart and away, a breath of fresh air has seen the band culminate once more with the single “the.nile”. The Kuching five-piece presents a concise collection of their richly layered, quick-paced alt-indie style. Singer Syed Ashraf talks of the struggle he endured during the hiatus period of the band, seemingly struggling times, especially with the pandemic period. Searing guitar melodies from Farouk Kamil would significantly cement the signature SCS sound, with impressive drumming skills from Ian Francis.
Exploring more themes such as isolation, remorse, and self-reflection, the single serves as a reminder of the prowess they possess to create and carry an audience. “the.nile” is set to be a debut release for SCS, as their brief resting period before a forthcoming release is to be announced.