Sunset Sons are today sharing the video for ‘The River’, title track of their new EP, produced by MPG UK Producer of the Year Catherine Marks (The Big Moon, Foals)and issued via LAB Records (Now, Now and Hockey Dad). The new video was filmed at the band’s recent packed out London headline show, which sold out in under 24 hours. Alongside Demob Happy, Sunset Sons will support Nothing But Thieves across their November headline tour, including London’s Alexandra Palace on November 23, 2018. Watch ‘The River’ here.
Speaking about the track, keyboardist and lead vocalist Rory Williams says: “‘The River’ came after a conversation I had with my sister on the phone – she had been in a bad relationship that was abusive mentally and physically. I felt she had lost her confidence and character. The song tells her story and hopefully offers some words of wisdom for finding herself again and being strong.” The track’s accompanying video is drawn from live footage shot in London around a euphoric sold-out headline show, itself postponed to allow band & fans alike to watch England beat Colombia on penalties during summer’s World Cup, just before Sunset Sons took the stage.
Whilst demand around the release of their 2016 UK Top 30 debut album ‘Very Rarely Say Die’ (produced by Jacquire King and James Lewis) saw Sunset Sons headline both London’s KOKO and Shepherd’s Bush Empire venues as part of sold-out UK tours – alongside radio airplay from Radio 1 and Radio X – they maintain the air of a band still slightly taken aback by their own popularity. Sunset Sons came into being entirely by chance, in a bar on the beach of sleepy French surfing hotspot Hossegor. Laidlaw encountered frontman Williams hammering out cover versions on a piano in-between pot-washing stints at the bar, which happened to be owned by a cousin of Australian bassist Pete Harper. The band’s debut EP, ‘Le Surfing’ – named in honour of the bar – was later recorded in just 3 days in breaks between surfing stints (the band, even now, still live & surf together in Hossegor), later going top 10 on the iTunes chart without any promotional push behind it.
November 19 | Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff (w/ Nothing But Thieves)
November 20 | O2 Apollo, Manchester (w/ Nothing But Thieves)
November 21 | Barrowland, Glasgow (w/ Nothing But Thieves)
November 23 | Alexandra Palace, London (w/ Nothing But Thieves)
November 24 | O2 Academy, Birmingham (w/ Nothing But Thieves)