THE SUNDOWNERS+ EDGAR JONES & THE NEW JONESES + CUT GLASS KINGS
Warped guitars, groove-bodied bass, hypnotic drums and emphatic dual vocals collectively spanning a layered cinematic soundscape – this is the majestic sound of The Sundowners. Made up of Niamh Rowe (Vocals/Rhythm Guitar), Fiona Skelly (Vocals/Rhythm Guitar), Alfie Skelly (Lead Guitar), Tim Cunningham (Bass) and Jim Sharrock (Drums) the Liverpool quintet are all set to announce details of their second album, the keenly anticipated follow-up to their lauded self-titled debut, appearing on Skeleton Key Records.
Following a busy 18 months touring in support of debut album Sundowners – spanning a UK tour, dates alongside The Coral and festival performances at Isle of Wight Festival, Festival No.6 and Liverpool Sound City adding to a festival résumé that already boasted an impressive Glastonbury set to a packed tent in 2013, The Sundowners reconvened at Liverpool’s Parr Street Studios at various points throughout 2016 to build, experiment and ultimately polish album two.
Working alongside debut album production team James Skelly and Rich Turvey (The Coral, Blossoms, She Drew The Gun) and added influences and production from Andy Votel. Inspired by an eclectic range of sounds and wide- ranging record collections the fivesome are constantly honing and evolving their sound with refreshing innovative touches from driving riffs and cinematic sequences to swirling organs and stellar harmonies from the ethereal voices of Skelly and Rowe. All beautifully showcased in new lead single ‘Great Beauty’, which received radio play from BBC 6 Music and Radio X upon release and was labelled “utterly majestic” by This Feeling.
Watch the video for ‘Into The Light’ below:
Plus support from EDGAR JONES & THE NEW JONESES
A regular mainstay of the Liverpool scene for over 20 years. Edgar Summertyme returns in 2017 with a fresh new record The Song of Day and Night on The Coral‘s Skeleton Key. Already being lauded by those lucky enough to hear it as his best work since 2005′s seminal Soothing Music for Stray Cats touted by Noel Gallagher as his favourite album that year.”It bent my head man”, he stated in an Observer interview.
This time out he draws influence from his big love of 60′s stateside soul music labels both North and South. He shows great prowess in both the writing and performance necessary to pull this kind of record off. Edgar was first introduced to the Liverpool scene as Ian McCulloch’s (Echo and the Bunnymen) bassist aged only 18, leaving to form his own group – the much loved scouse psychedelic group The Stairs - whose debut LP Mexican R’n'B is now an expensive and very collectable item.
From there on, a bona-fide bass guitarist, Edgar’s skills have been called upon by many including Paul Weller, Johnny Marr, Cherry Ghost and Love.
Watch the video for ‘Best Thing’ below:
Plus support from CUT GLASS KINGS
Cut Glass Kings are a Birmingham based Psych/Blues trio, they formed in 2015 from the ashes of a previous band and recently signed to James Skelly’s (The Coral) label, Skeleton Key Records.
Their sound owes as much to new psychedelic bands such as The Black Angels and Tame Impala, as it does classic British bands like The Beatles and American Blues artists such as Muddy Waters.
They recently returned from supporting The Coral on their sold out UK tour.
Watch the video for ‘Drifter’ below: