A Summer with Sleepy Sun
To celebrate the 11 May release of debut album Embrace, ATP's latest signing Sleepy Sun will be headlining the label's upcoming showcase at the intimate London Luminaire on 12 May. Support comes from ATP/R artist Alexander Tucker and his band The Decomposed Orchestra, and Fuck Buttons will also play a special DJ set.
The San Francisco based psych rock band have been gaining massive acclaim since SXSW. Some things people have said about them:
"With the rumble of Grinderman, the freakiness of Amazing Baby and the psych hellishness of Black Mountain" NME
"More hot new psych from the environs of San Francisco. This lot flip between freakouts and desolation blues like a cross between Jefferson Airplane and Dead Meadow." UNCUT
They're an intense sextet, a band that demand your attention, whether droning madly, spiralling into cascades of infinitely echoing vocals, or kicking back with their blissed-out take on classic Americana rock. The album was produced by Colin Stewart - Black Mountain, Pink Mountaintops and Pretty Girls Make Graves and its the sound of West Coast psychedelia updated for the late noughties which should give you a good idea of what to expect - as well as drawing inspiration from Black Sabbath, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Can and Creation Records...
May 7th - LONDON Rough Trade (In Store)
May 8th - MINEHAED ATP festival
May 11th - COVENTRY The Tuns
May 12th - LONDON Luminaire - ATP Showcase,