CELEBRATE NEW SINGLE RELEASE WITH VIDEO FOR:
‘I CAN’T STAND IT’
+ HEADLINE UK TOUR DATES THIS OCT/NOV
Marking the release of their jubilant new single ‘I Can’t Stand it’, ONLY SUN are pleased to reveal a fittingly emphatic new video to accompany it.
Echoing the music itself, the new video is a whirlwind of vibrant colour peppered with the band’s trademark humour. Filmed at Saracen House Studio in Milton Keynes, what started out as a sincere and artful band shoot, soon descended into pure pandemonium. As Aabid Kanji of Only Sun reflects:
“[ For the ‘I Can’t Stand It’ video ] we wanted to focus more on the music and performance side of the song than some of our other (more ridiculous) videos. This concept lasted for about half-an-hour of the shoot day, at which point we discovered the props cupboard in the studio. The video that we’ve ended up with is a perfect amalgamation of Only Sun. Fun, colourful, and just the right amount of stupid.”
Strewn with pin-balling dual guitars and elasticated rhythms reminiscent of Two Door Cinema Club or Circa Waves, and matched with an infectious chorus guaranteed to be your earworm for the day, ’I Can’t Stand It’ is another premium addition to the Only Sun canon. The track follows the band’s summer smash ‘It’ll Be Alright’ released on the Close-Up label earlier this year.
Endearingly tipping its hat to the tug-of-war game that love can sometimes be, ‘I Can’t Stand It’ is something of an inverted love song and dedicated (with tongue-firmly-in-cheek) to the long-suffering love interests of the Only Sun boys. Speaking about the new single, Only Sun say:
“I know I drive you crazy. But I love you really. Winding people up is the thing we do best and it is the ones we love that we test the most. Grovelling apologies is our next best skill and the two compliment each other wonderfully. The thing is, it’s way too peaceful all the time – and that’s just a little bit boring isn’t it?
The new single arrives as the High Wycombe five-piece look to get stuck into a string of headline shows across the UK throughout October and November. Kicking-off at Southampton Heartbreakers this week (24 Oct), the band will then chart their way around 7 UK shows that stand as some of the biggest venues they have played to date. Full dates and details as follows:
AUTUMN UK TOUR DATES
24/10 – Southampton, Heartbreakers
26/10 – London, The Camden Assembly
29/10 – Glasgow, Attic Bar
30/10 – Birmingham, The Castle & Falcon
31/10 – Sheffield, Cafe Totem
1/11 – Newcastle, Surf Cafe
2/11 – Liverpool, SOUND
Tickets on sale now at: http://onlysunofficial.com/
Making a case for being one of the hardest working band’s on the indie scene right now, Only Sun ambitiously delivered 12 top-drawer singles in 12 months in 2018 alone (racking up over 1.6 million Spotify streams in the process), before making their debut on the CLOSEUP label in 2019 with the sensational ‘VICE’. Frequently found in tastemaker playlists including The Indie List, Hot New Bands, New Music Friday UK and earning praise from BBC Radio 6 kingpins Steve Lamacq & Tom Robinson, and from Clash Magazine (who praised the band as: “five dreamers who want to make music that really says something”) and across the wider blogosphere, word is beginning to spread like wildfire about this intrepid indie five piece. And with a string of high profile sold out shows to their name across the UK in 2019 already, it’s clear that this band’s time in the sun is now.
ONLY SUN ARE: Euan Bryden // Ed Miguens // Daz McManus // Taylor Lacey // Aabid Kanji
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