Recently we have been drawn into the dark and brooding world of Document, a post-punk band whose sound is particularly potent and full of atmosphere.
Back in March, they released their first EP: A Camera Wanders All Night. Made up of 5 well-refined songs that each have a dark and twisted tale to tell, sonically resonating perfectly with the modern revival of punk.
The Spy Who Came In from the Cold, for example, is a robust display of character-focused lyricism that is extremely well-developed. It combines perfectly with the aura of the instrumentation, generating a rather cinematic and extremely enticing storyline. There’s an underlying feeling of nostalgia hidden within Document’s music, hints of influences and ideas that shape their songs into something truly meaningful.
The vocals play a rather important role in each track, acting as the narrative’s vessel. The delivery is somewhat poetic; it’s consuming and rather admirable how well the style and emotional undertones complement the instrumentation. The guitars are absolute, with riffs that ring in your ears, tearing away at any predetermined ideas of what each song might hold. In addition, the drums and bass work perfectly to deepen their tracks, creating layers of drama and soulfulness.
There’s something particularly intriguing about the band’s musical mystique, their ability to spark emotiveness in such an infectiously powerful way is what really caught our eye. Every song is an experience, reaffirming the idea of their sonic maturity.
Document are a powerhouse fronting the resurgence of the post-punk scene, leaving us to wonder what exciting prospects the future may hold – they most certainly are a band to watch. Their next gig is at The Soup Kitchen in Manchester, an intimate 200 capacity venue right in the heart of the city. It’s great to see it sold out so make sure you watch out for future dates!
For fans of The Murder Capital, IDLES, Joy Division, and Shame.
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