Italy based shoegaze/post-punk band SHESGOT have just unveiled their debut album ‘The Seeker’ on Urgence Disk Records on March 31, 2021. Recorded at Heritage Sound Design, Italy with Yvan Battaglia as sound engineer, the record can be heard below, along with the band’s exclusive commentary issued for IDIOTEQ in March 2021.
Federico Palmieri (STORMI), Matteo Palmieri (SCOGLI DI ZINCO), Cristina Talanca (DIANIME) and Michele Caserta (DRAMA EMPEROR, TWIN TOWERS), mixing their prior experiences both on stage and behind the scenes, created what has been defined as “an intimate walk through a path of light, guided by light itself”.
“The Seeker” is essentially an autobiography.
If you start thinking about the life of an individual operating inside an industrial system, you’ll end up in a chain of obligations and oppressive timings which often leads towards alienation and depression. The album deals with this subject through a third person story about a man wandering aimlessly in the depths of the social circuitry, finally aware of the total ineffectiveness of existence, harboring a strong need to change.
The key reference of the story lies in the vision of a female figure, not representing a real character but a projection in a better, brighter dimension of that man’s personality.
This sight reminds the man that the first step to take is to turn inside himself, recollecting that now faded light that once revived becomes strength.
This journey leads to the discovery of the protagonist’s own inner nature, thus opening the possibility of both inner and outer improvement.