Introducing SUN SPOT
Bristol Dream Pop Duo Release Minimalist Double Single ‘Johari Window/ Lovesong’
Formed in 2018, Sun Spot embodies the longstanding friendship and collaboration between Will Palmer and George Turner – having played in punk bands together since they were teenagers, their latest project embodies a yearning for experimentation that has run consistently throughout their work together.
Recorded and produced in its entirety in the band’s Bristol home, the new single ‘Johari Window’ sees the dream pop duo depart from their previous Indie Rock leanings in favour of a far more stripped-back and minimalist approach in line with the groups influences – which span the likes of From Indian Lakes, Brockhampton and Porches. The release also sees Sun Spot find themselves a new home in the form of South East independent label, Rosecoloured Records.
The release is out now digitally and as a limited run of tapes.
‘Johari Window’ starts with these cutting, deep waves of electronic textures, this embellished rhythm is at the heart of this track. Carefully crated bright notes move the composition before the lyrics are introduced and the soaring vocals elevate the audience and provide creative context to this piece. Additional vocoder tones heighten the track with this rich lustrous essence cascading over the symphony. The atmosphere adds a pensive touch to the outlook, and despite the track being labeled as minimalist, Sun Spot have created a layered and emotive immersive experience.
The next single that follows is a classic cover of The Cure‘s 1989 Goth-Pop classic ‘Lovesong’, a completely refreshing take on this profound piece. Their rendition exudes charm and a dynamic change from the first single, showcasing this acts creative ability.
“I probably couldn’t even count the amount of times we’ve covered that song since we’ve known each other,” explains guitarist and producer, George Turner. “It’s so incredibly important to us both as individuals, so it only made sense for us to properly show our appreciation and give it a really bare-bones, From Indian Lakes kind of twist.”
“That was honestly the real beauty of lockdown for us,” Turner continues. “We’re lucky enough to live together and be able to record at home, so there was a real sense of freedom and I’d like to think we made the most of it.”