Award-winning New Brunswick-based Alt-Metal band Sonic Detour sonically split the earth with a visceral track about getting pushed to the edge and never looking back on the blistering new single “Uncivilized” – check it out on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=onbmH7NXI7E
Sonic Detour delivers a spellbinding performance on “Uncivilized,” a song that pushed the band to the limit during the recording process and is a testament to the group’s resilience. The latest single comes hot on the heels of Sonic Detour’s last hit release, “Dolls,” which debuted earlier this year.
“Uncivilized” is a no holds barred shot to the ear that brings the thunder right out the gate. Booming drums and rip-roaring guitar riffs set the tone for things to come. Sonic Detour demonstrates why they’re the band to watch out for with impressively intricate musical composition driven by precision execution. “Uncivilized” strikes the rare balance of offering a musically impressive showcase and a compelling song.
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Just as the recording process was about to begin for “Uncivilized,” the band’s primary singer/songwriter, David ‘Goose’ Jenkly, was having a change of heart. “The lyrics and vocal melody were completely over-hauled the night before recording,” says Jenkly.
Despite the band’s chaotic recording circumstances, Jenkly opted to reach deep within himself for lyrical inspiration. “I don’t like to talk about the meaning behind lyrics, but needless to say, I was going through some things at the time, and it came out.”
Each line is a gut punch that draws on the feeling of being slowly pushed toward the edge of sanity as the world continues to descend into uncertainty.
“I’ve drifted over the line
Cut out my tongue and become Uncivilized
You should come around and see me, man, I’m easy to find
Where reality thrives
And the animals die.”
The recording process became controlled chaos from the moment Sonic Detour got into the studio. “Approximately 10 minutes into the session, we get a knock on the studio door and in comes an older gentleman. He said he has an office next door and it’s too loud during business hours. So we shut down the session and agreed to come back the next day,” says Sonic Detour drummer Jeff Andrusyk. “I arrive at the studio the next day. I don’t think I was even 5 minutes into recording when my pedal punched a hole into the kick drum. Everything that could have gone wrong, went wrong.”
The adaptability of Sonic Detour has become one of its signature strengths. A five-piece band from Saint John, New Brunswick, the band was founded in 2019 and immediately began making waves with their debut, self-titled EP, which went on to be nominated for an ECMA in 2021.
The band is comprised of David “Goose” Jenkly on vocals, Jason Crowley on bass/vocals, Marcus Marcial slays the guitar/vocals, Nikki Cook also shreds guitar/vocals, and Jeff Andrusyk on drums. Sonic detour has since been a two-time Prix MNB award nominee and is currently working on its first full-length album.