Black Sun (UK)
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Black Sun (UK)

Sunderland, England, United Kingdom | SELF

Sunderland, England, United Kingdom | SELF
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Black Sun feature on the BBC website


Black Sun streaming of their first EP is available on myspace


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


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.



Black Sun have been climbing the ranks of North east bands now for the past 2 and 1/2 years. Right from the start Black Sun set their sights high and kicked off their career by playing the prestigeous Gibside Gathering. Within a year they were playing the Evolution Festival and gracing the stages of The O2 Academy in Newcastle several times. In the last year they have had notable support slots with the likes of Detroit Social Club, Sound of Guns and the Little Comets in the Ouseburn Unplugged festival. We’re currently working on our debut album although 2 EPs will be released first along with a couple of singles. The Band arent afraid to take their fans on the road with them and have done frequent trips to Big Citys with coachloads of fans particularly favouring Liverpool where their favourite joints are The Shipping Forecast and The Cavern. They have also taken the long road trip to London wher The Hope and Anchor was taken by storm. Plans are already afoot for more Cavern trips as well as some of the larger Clubs around Manchester. Black Sun have already confirmed 10 festivals this summer including Friends of Mine festival in manchester where they will be palying with the likes of the Charlatans, Badly Drawn Boy, The Buzzcocks and Headliners The Cribs.