Cardiff-based four-piece Sock emerged on the local scene in late 2017 as a fully formed, perfectly defined musical force. Attention-grabbing live sets on Sofar Sounds and at Sŵn Festival, as well as support slots with emerging Cardiff stalwarts Boy Azooga and Buzzard, pricked the ears of all encountering them; their lazy, trippy, funk-rock instantly both endearing and impressive. People even lovingly threw their actual socks at them.
Drawing on elements of jazz and surf, their influences range from Mac DeMarco to Khruangbin to Blur and beyond. Characterised by their wonkily imaginative guitar and bass lines; the overall sound is underpinned by tightly administered percussion, with Jacob Church’s slow, expressive vocal reverberating out their offbeat narratives.