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The Sundowners to play Sunflower Lounge Birmingham

May 2, 2017 in News

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 FestivalFestival 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, BlossomsShe 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.

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The Sundowners play The Sunflower Lounge Birmingham on Thurs 4th May 2017, with support from Edgar Jones & The New Joneses and Cut Glass Kings. Tickets available here.

Watch the video for ‘Into The Light’ below:

Introducing: The Sundowners

February 6, 2015 in News

Merseyside psych-folk quintet The Sundowners release their debut self-titled album on Skeleton Key Records on 9th February, and to celebrate the band have announced a headline national tour which calls at Birmingham’s The Sunflower Lounge on Sunday 15th February 2015. 

Recorded almost entirely live in Parr Street studios, Liverpool, over a 2 week period in the summer of 2014, the album was produced by The Coral’s James Skelly, Ian Skelly & Richard Turvey and reflects the band’s mutual love of psych and west coast harmonies.

The last 12-months have seen the band release a brace of limited edition singles, tour constantly playing alongside the likes of Cats Eyes and Kasabian and appear at both All Tomorrow’s Parties and Glastonbury, where they played in the packed BBC Introducing tent.

The album is preceded by single ‘Into The Light’, released Monday December 8th 2014.

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THE SUNDOWNERS PLAY THE SUNFLOWER LOUNGE BIRMINGHAM ON SUNDAY 15TH FEBRUARY WITH SUPPORT FROM SHE DREW THE GUN. TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE HERE

Watch the video for ‘Into The Light’ below: