Sun Scream: Take It Easy review

The debut EP from psychedelic alt-rockers Sun Scream is a mind-blowing twelve minutes of dreamy instrumentals and powerful vocals.

It’s been a long time coming for new music from the band, having released two tracks in early 2017 which gained support from BBC Introducing and nationwide radio play on BBC Radio 1 and 6 Music.

Sun Scream also embarked on playing various shows around the South, with shows in London, Brighton and East Anglia, whilst recording their debut EP at Church Road Studios with Theo Varney in Brighton.

Extract was the first track released from their EP, a ferocious track with an ecstatic combination of thundering guitars and drums. The track was premiered on Steve Lamacq’s 6music show, and it’s clear to see why. Extract is a true statement of intent from the band. And that guitar riff throughout is just insanely good. Like, too good.

Instrumental track Marmalade is a gorgeous bubbling track which flows straight into the euphoria of Samsara, a slow-building track which starts off with lonely guitar chords but transgresses into an explosion of psychedelic sounds which fuses together to make this Sun Scream’s best track yet.

Take It Easy, the title track and fan-favourite, rounds off the EP. A much more gentle, toned down end to the EP compared to the other tracks, but still great in it’s own right. Instrumentally it’s beautiful, but the real winner here are the vocals from lead James Green, which really blends well with the mellow guitar riffs that makes this track a completely different beast.

2018 is looking to be the best year yet for the band, with a live date at The Hunter Club tomorrow night (7th April) supporting F.O.X, and also supporting Californian band Levitation Room in May. With more live dates coming and this belter of an EP, it’s safe to say Sun Scream are a band on the up.

Band Members:
Vocals/guitar – James Green
Bass – Tom Lawrence
Guitar – Emily Wallace
Drums/Synth – Jamie Robertson

Take It Easy, the new EP from Sun Scream is OUT NOW!

Links on how to listen to it are below:
Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/album/7IWkEM7nFvEws2yBASlnCN?si=utKJKQ5OSfm_AlXpKi4KKw

Bandcamp – https://sunscreamband.bandcamp.com/album/take-it-easy

iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/take-it-easy-ep/1367616346

 

Twitter: @SunScreamBand

 

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