Soul Glo at Madame Lou’s, August 3, 2022 in Seattle, Wash. | photo by Chris Chappell @gettingwarmer

Chris Chappell Photo Column—Soul Glo

Aug 13, 2022

I’ll be the first to admit that I’m incredibly picky with the hardcore I listen to. Usually sticking to bands with politically left lyrics with strong melodic undertones (Paint It Black, Gouge Away, et cetera.), Soul Glo, however, hooked me with their bombastic aggression on their latest album Diaspora Problems. Track after track of bangers that touch on a number of genres.

Their live show is next level. At their Seattle set at Madame Lou’s, the momentum never let up. As a photographer, it was hard to capture singer Pierce Jordan in focus as there was rarely a moment where he wasn’t flinging himself across the stage. They capped their set with “Gold Chain Punk (whogonbeatmyass?)” which set off a fury from the crowd. As soon as the song finished, we all stood there in awe of what we just witnessed; one of the best/most exciting hardcore bands going at their (current) peak. No where to go than up from here.

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