Massive Psych-Garage Clearance; Make Hay While the Suns Shine

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Following the acclaimed free download release of their double A side debut single 'Hollows Bridge / Interstella Love', The Suns have announced the phased release of a free EP on the run up to the release of their new album, Big Trouble in Little Deva.

The Suns Will Rise

"The Suns are one of the few bands around making real garage music with a totally contemporary feel” says Clint Boon of the Inspiral Carpets and XFM. “Live, they’re f**kin brilliant. They’re the kind of band I want to be in."

Chester based rock and roll band The Suns have announced a series of free downloads on the run up to the release of their new album, Big Trouble in Little Deva, on 27th September.

Released as a free download via record label PlainSounds earlier this month, The Suns’ debut double A side single Hollows Bridge / Interstella Love has seen the beginning of The Suns rise with acclaim from as far a field as Mexico and New Zealand.

Significantly, The Suns rays have dappled the souls of their peers closer to home in the musical barometer of neighbouring Manchester. "The Suns are one of the few bands around making real garage music with a totally contemporary feel” says Clint Boon of the Inspiral Carpets and XFM. “Live, they’re f**kin brilliant. They’re the kind of band I want to be in."

The River Dee may not be tidal, nor is it deep enough to surf, but somehow, somewhere, The Suns have managed to tap into the spirit of Link Wray, The Trashmen and The Ventures to claim the forgotten vices of tremolo abuse and spring reverb addiction as their own.

Despite their Tarantinoesque sounds, The Suns are far from a tribute act. With delivery that falls somewhere between Jim Morrison and Nick Cave, The Suns mask an almost Hitchcockian narrative with feel good summer rhythms and rockabilly beats.

"I’ve been listening to The Suns quite a bit their and tunes are mint” says Rick Lees of Twisted Wheel. “Like Tom Waites and Captain Beefheart covering the La's. They’re brilliant.”

Capturing The Suns’ album was no easy task. Record label PlainSounds Ltd had to build an analogue studio from scratch in order to do justice to the unique juxtaposition of The Suns retro yet somehow contemporary appeal. The Suns moved in while the paint was still wet back in January and hunkered down amongst the glowing valves of their own bespoke lair.

This July has seen the Chester lads emerge with a 15 track debut album that promises not only to provide a soundtrack to this summer, but you’ll swear it was the soundtrack for one you can barely remember through a rose tinted haze.

“The first single, Hollows Bridge and Interstella Love, features two tracks off the album,” says Jono Robertson, lead singer and harmonica player, “mainly because we couldn’t decide which of the two really shouted ‘The Suns are here’. I think the next download will feature another album track but we’ll throw a surprise out there too – something to freak out the freaks.”

The next free download will be available from PlainSounds on 17th August, with a third due on 17th September. PlainSounds say that all downloads will remain available until the release of The Suns’ album, Big Trouble in Little Deva.

“We hope the six tracks taken together will make a nice little thank you EP for everyone who’s been patiently hanging on for the album” says Jono. “I promise it’s worth the wait.”

For more information on The Suns visit http://www.plainsounds.co.uk

The Suns Will Rise http://www.myspace.com/00thesuns00

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