Trepanation Recordings have quickly established themselves as one of the UK underground’s go-to labels for heavy music of the weird and wonderful variety. So by their standards, new signing Bosphorus are comparatively direct in their approach. The Scottish sludge group’s premier strengths are huge riffs, but there Is certainly still an experimental side to their earth-rumbling concoctions. Their latest single, streaming today right here, is the monstrous ‘Silhouette’, and it boasts some of their best work to date, with absolutely delectable lumbering grooves, but in amongst the doom and gloom are otherworldly atmospherics that hint at loftier ambitions.
“‘Silhouette’ is about being at your lowest point mentally, in terms of anxiety and depression and kinda wallowing in it not knowing how to get out of this thing that is really intangible,” the band’s Stuart Teager tells us. “The lyrics describe the light of a good mental state dying out, leaving your body and mind in darkness. Ultimately, though, the song deals with the realisation that you need to do something about it, forgive yourself and move forward out of the darkness and claim your life back!”
“This is the major theme of the album,” Teager continues. “Moving out of the darkness of your mind and following the light!”
Keep an eye out for the album in September on Trepanation Recordings. For now, enjoy this cracker of a single.
Words: George Parr