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Introducing: Black Sun from Sunderland

Black Sun enjoy making music that effects our emotions
Britpop band Black Sun are inspired by TV series LIFE for their music. We gave the Sunderland band eight chances to grab your attention.

Describe your sound in three words...
Proper rock 'n' roll.

You'll like us if you listen to...
Oasis, The Verve, Stereophonics, Pink Floyd.

Music is important because…
It makes us cry, laugh, smile and without it the chance of survival is very slim.

To try us out listen to our song…
One and the same. Listen to Black Sun on MySpace

Our biggest inspiration is…
LIFE the TV series.

Our most popular venue is…
Independent in Sunderland.

You'll know we've made it when you see us…
Wearing sunglasses indoors.

In 10 years time we want to be...
Smoking a Benson with Noel Gallagher. - BBC


Manifesto Magazine Review: January 2010

Black Sun

What's in the name? Well don't be fooled in thinking Black Sun are a sweaty thrash metal group with nothing to talk about but black thoughts and devil worship, although there is something quiet supernatural about Roberto's ingenious way of making you sell your soul for just another snippet of a song. Formerly a two piece outfit called Blunt Monkey, Roberto and John had the imagination of a polar bear on acid attempting to cross the Sahara on a bike powered by the electricity of the mind, but due to performance limitations on their experimental instrumental concoctions and the preference to 3's a crowd rather than 2's company Ross joined the duo and Black Sun was born. Tim was last but not least, making the band complete with his percussive loud finger plucking giving a fuller sound.

Tell us what we really wanna know I hear you shout, whats the SOUND like? Oasis, Beatles, Floyd, Kasabian, all the classic faves with a bit of BRMC to boot, Black Sun are proper rock n roll! So anyway, Roberto, what's it all about? ''Hearing people sing your songs at gigs is one of the best things. Traveling to/from gigs, sleeping in vans, losing your way en route to London, parking fines and freezing your bollocks off on the way back because your 30 year old camper hasn't got any heating is all part of the game and fun being in a band. These are the best times!''

Recently the winners of the Battle of the Bands 2009 for Sun FM at Peterlee Festival, Black Sun have a busy agenda over the next few months and will without a doubt continue to woo the crowds for a long time to come. Black Sun will be releasing their eagerly awaited EP early in 2010 - Manifesto


Discography

Black Sun feature on the BBC website
http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/wear/hi/people_and_places/music/newsid_8456000/8456297.stm

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Black Sun streaming of their first EP is available on myspace
http://www.myspace.com/BlackSunUK

(one of their newer recordings 'Supreem' is also on their myspace and available to listen to however this track is one of the tracks from their second disc which will be available later in 2010)

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Black Sun have been played on numerous radio stations such as....
BBC Radio 6
Spark FM 107
Durham FM
Bishop FM 105.9
Aukland Hospital Radio

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Manifesto Magazine Review: January 2010

Black Sun

What's in the name? Well don't be fooled in thinking Black Sun are a sweaty thrash metal group with nothing to talk about but black thoughts and devil worship, although there is something quiet supernatural about Roberto's ingenious way of making you sell your soul for just another snippet of a song. Formerly a two piece outfit called Blunt Monkey, Roberto and John had the imagination of a polar bear on acid attempting to cross the Sahara on a bike powered by the electricity of the mind, but due to performance limitations on their experimental instrumental concoctions and the preference to 3's a crowd rather than 2's company Ross joined the duo and Black Sun was born. Tim was last but not least, making the band complete with his percussive loud finger plucking giving a fuller sound.

Tell us what we really wanna know I hear you shout, whats the SOUND like? Oasis, Beatles, Floyd, Kasabian, all the classic faves with a bit of BRMC to boot, Black Sun are proper rock n roll! So anyway, Roberto, what's it all about? ''Hearing people sing your songs at gigs is one of the best things. Traveling to/from gigs, sleeping in vans, losing your way en route to London, parking fines and freezing your bollocks off on the way back because your 30 year old camper hasn't got any heating is all part of the game and fun being in a band. These are the best times!''

Recently the winners of the Battle of the Bands 2009 for Sun FM at Peterlee Festival, Black Sun have a busy agenda over the next few months and will without a doubt continue to woo the crowds for a long time to come. Black Sun will be releasing their eagerly awaited EP early in 2010.

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Bio

Black Sun have been a face melting rock n roll band for 2years and a half now and already we have some good gigs under our belt to show for it. Playing the Evolution Festival and The Gibside Gathering were two notable experiences, as was playing the O2 Academy in Newcastle several times. Having recently been well-received supporting Detroit Social Club at Independent in Sunderland, we’re currently working on our new EP, to be released in the spring. We’ve had loads of fun playing gigs like the Cavern Club in Liverpool and The Hope and Anchor in London as well as countless drunken nights in pubs and clubs around the region. We’re hoping for more of the same as we embark on the musical journey that is 2011

Hometown: Sunderland / Spennymoor

Our influences come from a range of styles such as 'The Beatles' which can be heard in Roberto's catchy pop lyrics that stick around like a euphoric feeling. The chord progressions along with the roaring sound of his voice alone would wake Bach himself up from the grave. The 'Black Rebel Motorcycle Club' type driving drums give off a sense of war victory that comes from the hard hitting Potter. Ross seems to put warmth through every pipe in every song with melodic tunes that can be compared to the likes of 'Oasis' and 'The Verve' indisputably. And last but not least Galloway portrays a sound on his bass which vibrates 'the Stone Roses' receptor in your brain and redesigns the drums and they both come together in a way like chalk and cheese or adam and eve!