Thursday, 5 May 2016

The Sun Days


Chances are you might already be familiar with this band, since in the past few months they've blown up almost as fast as Becky with the good hair. The Sun Days are a five-piece indie pop band from Gothenburg, Sweden that formed in 2013. For the first few years, they released singles sporadically, all of which eventually ended up on their debut full-length, Album. It was technically released last year, but reissued this year through Run For Cover, which is also when it began to attract a ton of attention.

All of it is absolutely deserved, because these eight songs are a breath of fresh air in a genre that can often fall victim to redundancy and monotony. The melodies are infectiously catchy, featuring some bright and jangly guitars backed by an incredibly solid rhythm section. The vocals are certainly a highlight here, which are defined by the raw and distinct female lead (who has an unbelievable voice, by the way) with male harmonies in the background. Each song they craft differs from the next, making for an album of amazing pop songs across the board. This is one of my most highly suggested albums to listen to this year, especially with the upcoming summer months. I'd go as far to say that this is my favourite indie pop debut since The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart's self-titled, which has been a personal favourite for a very long time now. Enjoy.

1. Don't Need To Be Them
2. I Keep On Wondering
3. OOO
4. You Can't Make Me Make Up My Mind
5. Come Have Me Over
6. Get Him Off Your Mind
7. Busy People
8. Fear

2 comments:

  1. Please do a post for The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart

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  2. Thanks for turning me onto this record. It's def one of my favs of the year. I'm pretty bummed though because apparently the vocalist on this record is no longer in the band anymore and the replacement's not as good.

    also while i'm here it'd be cool to see Cheap Girls on here.

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