Written by Erika Owen
I would imagine that if there’s a contest for most likely to be heard in a haunted house at this year’s GDP music festival, Sinkholes would take home the gold. And I truly mean that as a compliment (for the record, I love being scared). Deep, slow rolling chords mixed with lyrics you probably wouldn’t be able to decipher if you were reading them off of a page gives these guys a slightly haunted sound.
Back to those lyrics:
“welcome to the end of the earth / we've gone as far as we'll go / we're on the wrong side of the sun / we are at the end of our rope”
See what I mean? Downright chilling. All spooky references aside, there’s also a hint of Sex Bob-Bomb (Scott Pilgrim, anyone?) in their raspy, slightly rock-n-roll style mixed with the mysterious background guitar line similar to what you’d expect from Pink Floyd. It seems like the band is still coming to fruition—according to the Bandcamp page, 2015 marks the joining of Luke Belknap on drums to the previously one-man-band of (brother?) Wesley Belknap. It’s hard to believe sound like this wouldn’t come without an equally energetic performance.