With the sweetest of sounds coming from the speakers of the Ticket Arena office it would be mighty selfish of us to keep them to ourselves, so we thought we’d let you in on what our staff use to soundtrack a hard day’s work. Now a weekly feature with the intent of bringing your attention to wonderful new sounds every Tuesday, our Album Of The Week looks at releases from the best in the game, whether fresh new acts about to hit the big time or established artists reminding the world of their continued talent. Simply put, it’s just the best in music that we think you should hear.
Sunflower Bean have unleashed their sophomore record onto the world, and like the rite of passage in their native US from high school freshmen to second year students, the Brooklyn trio have matured. With elements of Fleetmac Mac circa Rumours on album highlight ‘I Was A Fool’ - which sounds as if it’s come straight from the ‘77 album - some T-Rex style riffs on ‘Burn It’ and within the politically fevered ‘Crisis Fest’, there’s a definite 70s vibe floating throughout. Just a glance at the album cover confirms the trios clear love for the decade, with guitarist Nick Kivlen sporting some Dylan-eqsue curls, drummer Jacob Faber brandishing a tailored moustache and lead singer and bassist Julia Cummings wearing a floating gown and chic feathered haircut. Still, despite the nostalgic nods towards artists who were in their prime long before the band were even born, on Twentytwo in Blue, Sunflower Bean deliver their own unique and contemporary take on the sounds that had made the era so iconic, making it our Album Of The Week.
Sunflower Bean will be taking to the stage Scotland’s Electric Fields this year, which runs between Thursday 30th August 2018 and Saturday 1st September.
Image courtesy of High Road Touring and Hollie Fernando.
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