Svalbard is a band that you may not have heard of, but you’re gonna want to pay attention, because in a few years when they’re huge, you can say you got in on the ground floor. Their new album It’s Hard To Have Hope came out just last month, and it’s got the ferocity of black metal fueled by the swirling introspection of shoegaze and post-rock dynamics and, well, weirdness.
On this episode of The Weekly Riff, Svalbard’s Serena Cherry demonstrates their song “For The Sake Of The Breed”.
Catch them live at the following dates this summer:
June 15 – AZ Koln, Cologne, Germany
June 16 – Kiel Explode Fest, Kiel, Germany
June 25 – The Haunt, Brighton, UK
June 26 – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds, UK
June 27 – Exchange, Bristol, UK
June 28 – The Underworld Camden, London, UK
July 21 – Tramlines Festival, Sheffield, UK
July 26 – FLUFF Fest, Rokycany Airfield, Czechia
Aug 16 – ArcTanGent Festival, Bristol, UK