Artist of The Month - July 2023

Softcult is a band that has been making waves in the Canadian music scene since 2020. The band hails from Kitchener, Ontario and consists of twin sisters, Phoenix and Mercedes Arn-Horn.

Growing up, the sisters had a deep love and appreciation for music, which is evident in the unique sound they have cultivated with Softcult. Their previous foray into music was in 2009 with the band Courage My Love. They formed Softcult in 2020, releasing their first single, "Another Bish" to critical acclaim. The song showcases the sisters' stunning harmonies and introspective lyrics, which have become hallmarks of their music.

Softcult's music can be described as somber and introspective. The sisters' dreamy vocals are often layered over intricate guitar work, which creates a hypnotic and emotional listening experience. Their sound is rooted in the post-punk tradition but incorporates their own unique spin. In an interview with DIY magazine, Phoenix and Mercedes cite artists such as Bikini Kill, Dilly Dally, and Slowpulp as influences on their sound.

One of their most popular songs to date is "Spit It Out," which features driving percussion and powerful guitar riffs. The song is a showcase of the sisters' musical prowess, showcasing their ability to create an infectious groove while maintaining their haunting and ethereal style.

What sets Softcult apart from other bands in the genre is their willingness to experiment with musical styles and explore their own unique sound. The sisters approach their music with a raw vulnerability that is reflected in their songwriting and live performances. Softcult's live sets are known for their intimate atmosphere with the audience feeling like they are part of a shared experience.

In conclusion, Softcult is a band that is quickly making their mark in the Canadian music scene and beyond. Their ethereal sound, introspective lyrics, and captivating live performances have earned them comparisons to iconic artists such as Mazzy Star and The Breeders. With their recently released EP, "See You In The Dark", it is clear that Softcult has a bright future ahead of them. The sisters' passion for music and their willingness to experiment with different styles will undoubtedly continue to set them apart from their peers and cement them as one of the most exciting up-and-coming bands in the industry.

You can stream Softcult on Spotify, purchase their music on Bandcamp, and you can also keep up to date with the latest news and updates on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook.

You can also catch Softcult right here on at 9AM and 5PM EST. Every day in July 2023 you will hear a track from Softcult.