Sulky Boy may well be the undiscovered gem of Brighton’s wide-reaching scene – but not for much longer should the universe have any sense of courtesy. ‘Amorous Battle’ finds the duo caught between tense, paranoid guitar stabs, and lackadaisical, warm verses punctuated by catchy melodies.
Tearing through tempo and styles, the tale of self-disappointment retreats into heavy and fraught hooks, before finding solace and resting lazily over acoustic riffs. A double-edged sword then: bittersweet vocals paired with beastly and burning guitars, and a massive video to boot.
Can you even call it a battle if we swoon and surrender in the first few seconds?
Lead photo: Nick Green