Four surfers formed a band to help pay their bills. Just two years later, they’ve been on tour with Imagine Dragons, sold out a headline show at London’s Scala, and are on the verge of releasing their debut album, recorded with Jacquire King (Kings of Leon) and James Lewis (Arctic Monkeys). It’s been something of a dreamlike whirlwind for Sunset Sons, but with the release of full length Very Rarely Say Die set for April 1st, it looks like things are only set to pick up speed.
Their latest video for Somewhere Maybe is another indicator for big things laying ahead of them. The spirit of wanderlust and living in the moment is captured beautifully from the vintage car and clothes to the windows down, wind in your hair, road trip lifestyle that every shot portrays. It’s compelling enough to make you want to get on a train or jump in a car and escape wherever you are – which is exactly what the band intended.
Drummer Jed Laidlaw describes the song as about being about “escapism”. There’s a carefree sense of recklessness in the track, and front man Rory Williams say of working with Jacquire King: “He encouraged us to experiment and there was a feeling of something special and original in the studio when working with him.”
Sunset Sons have perfected the indie pop sound of The Killers meets Circa Waves, or think The Mystery Jets with a bit more punch. Either way, their sound is too original to run the risk of plagarism, they’ve found a different angle to throw themselves into the world of summery pop, and they’re already making leaps and bound to ensure they’re set on sticking there.
On March 23rd the band begin a 14-date UK and Ireland headline tour around the release of Very Rarely Say Die on April 1st.
You can watch the video for Somewhere Maybe below.