Sunset Sons Announce New Single ‘On The Road’

October 19, 2015


Sunset Sons

New Single ‘On The Road’ – out October 16

London Community Festival – November 3

European & UK Tour Supporting Imagine Dragons 

incl. London O2 November 4 & November 5


Sunset Sons will release a new single, ‘On The Road’, due out October 16 through the FRENCH EXIT label- watch the video here. The news comes ahead of a sold out headline show on November 3 as part of London’s first Community Festival (alongside the likes of Pretty Vicious, Clean Cut Kid and BØRNS) and two nights at the London O2 on November 4 and 5, as part of Imagine Dragons’ European & UK arena tour, for which Sunset Sons are the main support.

The above sees Sunset Sons rounding off 2015 in characteristically frenetic style, following the release of their Radio 1 (Track of The Day) and XFM (Daytime Playlist) supported EP ‘She Wants’, amidst a raft of summer festival dates which took in the likes of Glastonbury, Isle of Wight, T In the Park, Boardmasters, Calling and Reading & Leeds Festivals. Prior to that, the band embarked on a sold-out UK tour through the spring, which ended on a sold-out London Scala show – all none too shabby for a bunch of four surfers who fell into music as a means to pay the bills just two years previously.

 Sunset Sons came into being when Rory, Pete, Jed and Rob encountered each other whilst pursuing their love of surfing in the sleepy French beach town of Hossegor. Drummer Jed came across frontman Rory hammering out cover versions (which incredibly took in everything from QoTSA to D12) on a bar piano, in-between stints pot-washing in the kitchen. That bar, ‘Le Surfing’, happened to be owned by Australian bassist Pete’s cousin, and lent its name to Sunset Sons’ self-funded and released debut EP (which entered at No.6 on the iTunes Rock Chart, having been recorded in just three days).

A subsequent UK tour took the band not to the typical major city dates in London and Manchester, but out to the coastal surf towns of the UK including Thurso, Scarborough and St Ives. It’s part and parcel of that same down-to-earth love for surfing and its no-nonsense lifestyle which keeps all four members of Sunset Sons still living by the sea in Hossegor, still more than a little bemused by their own success; ‘That was part of the deal’ says Rory. ‘We couldn’t write the songs we do living in, say, London’. True to form, as soon as the festival season was over, the band returned to Hossegor to finish recording their debut album (due Spring 2016). Sessions for the album were split between Nashville, London and France, helmed respectively by Jacquire King (Kings of Leon, Tom Waits), Catherine Marks (Foals, Wolf Alice) and Producer/Mixer James Lewis (Arctic Monkeys, Rae Morris, Zak Abel, Lykke Li).

 As such, ‘On The Road’ seems to operate at the heart of that push/pull between the unhurried pace of life in Hossegor and the circus of a touring band’s schedule.  And as the track’s instant rush of a chorus unfolds beneath Rory’s howls and insistent, hammering keys, you sense that the demands on Sunset Sons’ time away from the French coast will only grow ever more frequent.


Mon 19th  Copenhagen       Forum Copenhagen 

Tue 20th  Oslo                    Spektrum

Wed 21st  Stockholm            Ericsson Globe Arena 

Sat 24th  Brussels                Forest National 

Mon 26th  Lyon                    Halle Tony Garnier 

Tue 27th  Lille                   Le Zenith Arena

Wed 28th  Strasbourg           Zenith de Strasbourg 

Fri 30th  Madrid MADLive! (Festival)

Sat 31st  Hossegor Coolin a la Plage (Headline) 


Mon 2nd  Paris                   Zenith de Paris 

Tues 3rd London Red Gallery (Community Festival – Headline)

Wed 4th  London                 The O2

Thu 5th  London                  The O2

Fri 6th Nottingham         The Capital FM Arena 

Tue 10th  Leeds                   First Direct Arena 

Wed 11th  Cardiff                 Motorpoint Arena Cardiff

Fri 13th  Manchester        Arena 

Sat 14th    

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Newcastle            Metro Radio Arena 

Sun 15th  Glasgow                The SSE Hydro 

Tue 17th  Belfast                 Odyssey Arena 

Wed 18th  Dublin                  3Arena

Fri 20th  Birmingham         The Barclaycard Arena 

Mon 23rd  Milan                   Mediolanum Forum

Tue 24th Zurich                  Hallenstadion

Tickets are available at: // //

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