Good Sunday evening everyone! I trust you're all doing well. I've got something very special in store for you all tonight. This may very well be the best kept secret in music that you're about to discover with me here at MY Indie Music Blog. Strap in now, because you're about to be blown off your indie music loving asses with this one.
I give to you, for your listening pleasure, The Sunpilots!
Coming to us from Sydney, Australia, the Sunpilots are Raj Siva-Rajah, vocals; Bob Spencer, guitar; Kay Ketting, drums and Adil Baktir, bass. One of the hardest working bands in not just indie music, but music today, the band has been on a near non-stop tour of Europe since 2010, playing shows in the UK, Germany, France, the Netherlands, Sweden, Belgium, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Poland, Slovenia, Latvia and Lithuania. Next up? North America this coming fall and the States!!!
This is easily one of the most successful indie bands on recent record. Since their inception in 2008, the band has racked up awards nearly unrepresented for an indie artist. Their 2009 debut, Living Receiver, was the recipient of an MusicOz award as well as Australian street press awards for Album of the Year as well as a couple of Album of the Week awards. North American college radio soon picked up on the phenomenon and they became a quick favorite on the way to winning Best International Artist at the Toronto Independent Music Awards as well as single of the year for Spotlight in the Sun at the L.A. Independent Music Awards. WHEW!
But what about the music you ask? I'm glad you did. Their latest offering, King of the Sugarcoated Tongues, is slated for a release later this year and is probably one of the finest examples of what a fiercely independent artist will give you. Take a listen...
Alternative rock, progressive rock, concept rock, a rock opera for a new generation. Call it what you will, but this, my friends, is rock n roll. If the other 170 posts in this blog haven't convinced you of the merits of independent artists and the music they create and inspire us with, then the Sunpilots should be your calling card.
While the band is in the studio preparing to record their next album, they are offering King as a free download (in advance of its aforementioned release) on their SoundCloud page. All they ask in return is that if you like what you hear, you shout it from the rooftops and help spread the word! Seems like more than a fair asking price to me!
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