The UK tour will take place in eight UK cities throughout the first half of March and eight dates in May. Sunset Sons make anthemic, propulsive indie-rock and are destined to be one of the breakthrough acts of 2015. As well as featuring on the BBC Sound of 2015 shortlist they are one of MTV Brand New’s and XFM Great X-Pectations’ tips for the year and have been widely tipped elsewhere by tastemakers across the media.
The four friends – Rory, Jed, Rob and Pete – are based in the idyllic French town of Hossegor and came together through a shared love of surfing. They cut their teeth playing riotous rock’n’roll shows to a rowdy snowboard crowd in the French Alps.
“We played loads of very raucous shows up there during winter,” says Rob. “It helped us get tight.”
They started out playing covers but soon they were dropped in favour of the group’s own material at the behest of a smitten crowd.
The new EP offers up four examples of what their audience were so captivated by: lead track Medicine is a stomping rocker in the vein of Springsteen and Kings Of Leon, whilst Movie Scene is a sun-drenched reflection. Blondie is an energetic anthem that mixes intricate melodies and epic soundscapes and Lies is the sort of swooping ballad that people sing on the way back to their tent at festivals. Sunset Sons make songs that evoke the landscapes where they were written: stretching beaches and glistening seas, jagged mountain ranges and endless skies.
The band has two releases under their belts already. They self-released their debut EP early last year, Le Surfing, which was followed by the No Bad Days EP on Polydor in November. The latter gained them fans at Radio One, where they were put on the Introducing and In New Music We Trust playlists, as well as at Absolute and XFM.
Sunset Sons have recently returned from Nashville where they have been recording their debut album with Jacquire King.
March 2015 Tour Dates:
Fri 6th – Ruby Lounge, Manchester
Sat 7th – Think Tank, Newcastle
Sun 8th - King Tuts, Glasgow
Mon 9th - Leadmill, Sheffield
Wed 11th - Dingwalls, London
Thu 12th - The Guildhall, St Ives, Cornwall
Fri 13th - Old Fire Station, Bournemouth
Sat 14th - Institute Temple, Birmingham
May 2015 Dates:
Fri 1st – Thekla, Bristol
Sat 2nd – Leeds Live at Leeds Festival
Tues 5th – Waterfront Studio, Norwich
Weds 6th – O2 Academy2, Oxford
Thurs 7th – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
Tues 12th – London Scale
Thurs 14th – The Great Escape Brighton
Sunset Sons brand new EP ‘The Fall Line’ featuring leading track ‘Medicine’ is out on 8th March, 2015 & can be pre-ordered here: http://po.st/SSTFLiTYT