Review by Bobby Green
“Claustro” is the deeply infectious groove laden alternative rock debut from Irish four piece Sonera. The band were formed from the remnants of Beautiful Corruption and consists of Oisin Wolfe, James Brown, Simon Cooke and Rory Cooper.
Speaking of the change they said. “Beautiful Corruption was a name we picked as 16 year olds, before Rory was even in the band and at a time when we may as well have been different people. We’ve grown and evolved as a band and for the last while we haven’t felt at home with that name. The things we’ve learnt over the years along with the obstacles we’ve overcome have shaped the band we are today.
This is a fresh start for us, a new identity under which we can launch our career as a band. And with that we’re proud to announce that our new single ‘Claustro’ will be released at the end of this month with an Irish tour to coincide”
There’s a huge slice of stoner rock about their sound but enough of an alternative influence to stop them being a stonner band. This hugely impressive debut comes off the back of some energetic live performances throughout 2016 and with the release of “Claustro” they’ll no doubt be some great gigs to push them even further into your consciousness.
Check them out now in these intimate venues before it’s too late, they might not be playing them for too much longer.
The new single is out 28th April with a tour to promote it.
April 27 -Fred Zeppelins, Cork
April 29 – Central Arts Centre, Waterford
April 30 – Murphy’s, Thomastown