Chester’s The Suns have one of our favourite songs- Hollows Bridge. From the first hit on the drums, that guitar sets you right on a beach, and the rockabilly-surf ambiance kicks in. It’s a truly unique sound with hints of the band’s influences. The Suns graciously answered some questions for AMBY, so have a peek where we talk about reverb, movies based on the band, crowd surfing, and tattoos!
AMBY: How would you describe The Suns’ sound to those unfamiliar with your music?
The Suns: Country, blues, rock n roll, surf, garage rock, rockabilly, it’s all there,… drenched in reverb.
AMBY: What has the band been up to lately?
The Suns: We’ve just shot the video to Surf Nightmare that will be with you soon, backed up with our first vinyl release that we’re really psyched about! Getting our summer plans together, highlight so far is Grillstock in Manchester along side the amazing Kitty, Daisy & Lewis. There is also a rooftop gig in London at the height of summer and we plan to play a host of weird and wonderful places, laundrettes, kitchens, you name it….
AMBY: Hollows Bridge is such a groovy song, what is the story behind it?
The Suns: Hollows Bridge is one of Liam’s babies, dark lyrics with a beat you can dance to.
AMBY: How did the members meet?
The Suns: Me, Dave and Joe meet Liam one night when we were out fly posting for the band we were in at the time, and Jono, we’re not quite sure how we know Jono.
AMBY: Who would your dream gig be with?
The Suns: Dream gig for us would be with a fella called Dan Sartain from Birmingham Alabama.
AMBY: What would a movie based on the band be called?
The Suns: Who Loves The Suns or Here Comes The Suns.
AMBY: Which three albums changed your life?
The Suns: Me personally it would be White Blood Cells by the White Stripes, that changed everything when I heard that record. Exile on Main St, The Rolling Stones, the greatest album ever made and Go Go Harlem Baby by The Flat Duo Jets.
AMBY: What is the funniest thing to happen to you at one of your gigs?
The Suns: We once played a pub in North Wales that ended in a woman crowd surfing, there was only about 30 people there.
AMBY: What has you excited for 2013?
The Suns: Surf nightmare.
AMBY: If you could create a law that everyone would have to follow, what would it be?
The Suns: That pay to play was illegal.
AMBY: And lastly, what’s something about The Suns that nobody knows yet?
The Suns: Jonos got Eric Cantona tattooed on his arm.
Thank you The Suns, for giving us your answers!