Project Description

Interview with

SUNROSE

by Dave Bruce

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Sunrose

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“The new EP drips with swirling vocal melodies and infectious grooves that will seep into your bones.” Happy

“A fun, twisted psych sandwich.” – Triple J, Declan Byrne (‘Takes Two’, 2018)

“This pleases me a great deal. This is some really straight up, boy next door psych rock.”
– Triple J, Dave Ruby Howe (‘Fever’, 2017)

“It showcases the young group’s accomplished musicianship and definitely leaves you wanting more.” – Tone Deaf (‘Sleepwalking’, 2016)

“I can see a band like this procuring a diverse and cult-like following.” – Divide and Conquer

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Since 2016, the four piece have been developing their craft, met with acclaim from all areas of the local east coast scene; debut EP Cosmic Horizon introducing Sunrose as purveyors of enigmatic and emotive melodies. With the release of Strawberry Wine, the band has finessed their grasp on the psych genre in producing a collection of music that boasts slick production and an artistry that has flourished beautifully over the last 12 months. I caught up with the band recently for a chat.

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Being in a band in Byron Bay. People dream about that. Is it a good place to create music? Where did it all begin and how have the first couple of years progressed?

Byron is a great place to live it is incredibly beautiful, has amazing beaches and waves etc. Which is important as most of the band are very keen surfers. It is also has a great location where it is close enough to regularly gig at the Gold Coast and Brisbane. But the bottom line is that for us music and creativity comes from within, rather then the place or surroundings.

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What kind of music did you grow up on? Who were and are your influences?

We all grew up on many different kinds of music from our parents record collection like the, The Shadows, The Beatles, Santana, The Doors and many more. Plus the music we discovered in our own journey ranging from Afro Funk to Video Game soundtracks and almost everything in between.

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How do you find the balance between your everyday lives and your musical ones?

It can be tricky as we all have day jobs and work different hours. But we always try to have at least one rehearsal a week to practice, jam ideas and write new songs.

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You’ve just released your new EP “Strawberry Wine”. Always feels good to get the job completed. Can you describe its origins and evolution?

Any special tracks that mean more than others? It’s a fantastic feeling to have a completed body of work, having something half done or half-finished is so frustrating! The majority of the EP slowly came together through collaboration and writing together. With each band member brining ideas and concepts which the songs would eventually form from. The song Takes Two is an exception to this as at was written in a week and recorded the following week, usually it’s a much longer process for us.

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How do you see your sound progressing in the future?

We are always looking to expand our sound, experiment with new textures, rhythms and structures. For example our keys player Julian has just acquired a new synthesizer, who knows what that will bring to the table. We are also experimenting with odd time signatures to create an exotic feel , the song Whirlpool from the EP is an example of that.

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If someone had never listened to Sunrose before, what song of yours would you recommend them?

Into a dream, this song pretty much sums up the elements that make up Sunrose. Melodic anthemic riffs, dreamy textures, ethereal vocals and soaring guitar solo’s.

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It’s been a couple of years now. Where do you envision yourself to be in the next 3-5 years?

We would love to be a full time touring band that are able to make ends meet through music. So we don’t have to worry about working a day job and can focus on the thing that we are most passionate about.

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You are midway through your EP tour. How is it progressing?

Are the any special highlights to speak of? What can fans expect from the upcoming shows? It’s going great so far! We loved playing the Shark Bar on the Gold Coast, so many great bands played that night Hobo Magic, The Velvet Trip, Narla just to name a few.

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If you could pick absolutely anyone to bring on tour with you, whom would you pick? (Dead or Alive)

Big Mal Evans the Beatles roadie. He would be great at lugging the gear, and can even change guitar strings!

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Are there any venues or locations you aspire to play in the future?

What are your major goals or milestones for the future? For an ultimate pipe dream we would love to play the royal Albert Hall in London. So many unbelieve musicians have played there, it would be a sublime experience to follow in their footsteps.

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Finally, this is a paragraph dedicated to some quick discovery. May sound corny, but for the fans, can you tell me your favorite album, artist, movie, place, drink, meal and person (living or dead) and some brief reasons why? Answer some or all please?

Dark side of the moon, Pulp fiction what a cracker of a film and it has an amazing soundtrack. Easter Island as long as the waves are good. Espresso Martini’s shaken not stirred. How about a curry with the great George Harrison.

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 ‘STRAWBERRY WINE’

Final Tour Date

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Friday July 27th Miami Marketta Gold Coast
$20 Entry

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Follow SUNROSE

Official Website | Facebook | Triple J Unearthed | Instagram | YouTube

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