They’re coming back… we’d love you to come back as well and give the boys a massive midsummer welcome to their first festival headline show!
Check out the video for ‘Somewhere Maybe’ from Sunset Sons’ debut album ‘Very Rarely Say Die’ which was released TODAY
‘Somewhere Maybe’ is the perfect soundtrack to Spring; demonstrating Sunset Sons’ ability to pen explosive choruses with warm heartfelt vocals.
“We recorded Somewhere Maybe with our friend and sensei Jacquire King at the incredible Blackbird Studios in Nashville. He encouraged us to experiment and there was a feeling of something special and original in the studio when working with him,” says front man Rory Williams.
“Somewhere Maybe is a song about escapism. About just getting in the car and putting your foot down,” adds drummer Jed Laidlaw
Very Rarely Say Die – recorded between London, Nashville and their adopted hometown of Hossegor with Jacquire King (Kings of Leon) and James Lewis (Arctic Monkeys) – arrives amidst a 14 date UK and Ireland headline tour.
The Anglo-Aussie band have had a blinding past 12 months, which has seen them play over 20 summer festival dates, secure Radio 1 and Radio X support, and win over thousands of new fans, night after night opening up for Imagine Dragons – none too shabby for a bunch of four surfers who fell into music as a means to pay the bills just two years previously.
Sunset Sons came into being when Rory, Pete, Jed and Rob encountered each other whilst pursuing their love of surfing in the sleepy French beach town of Hossegor. A subsequent UK tour took the band not to the typical major city dates in London and Manchester, but out to the coastal surf towns of the UK including Thurso, Scarborough and Croyde.
It’s part and parcel of that same down-to-earth love for surfing and its no-nonsense lifestyle which keeps all four members of Sunset Sons still living by the sea in Hossegor, still more than a little bemused by their own success; “That was part of the deal” says Rory. “We couldn’t write the songs we do living in, say, London”.
True to form, as soon as the festival season was over, the band returned to Hossegor to finish recording Very Rarely Say Die.
Sunset Sons have just completed a UK and European Arena tour with Imagine Dragons and will soon embark on their own headline tour – the band have also been announced to headline GoldCoast Oceanfest in Devon on June 18.
“We’re really excited to get out and tour our debut album. We can’t wait for everyone to hear the tunes!” says frontman Rory.