The Sun and The Sky

The Sun and The Sky

 Adelaide, South Australia, AUS
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The Sun & The Sky is a 4-piece rock-synth band from Adelaide. They’re like The Killers with a good dose of Placebo. Attitude Magazine described them as “the rock’n’roll version of The Presets”. Live, the vibe is intense, but you leave feeling like things might just turn out okay after all.

Biography

The Sun & The Sky is a 4-piece rock-synth band from Adelaide. They’re like The Killers with a good dose of Placebo, but less eyeliner – so far! Attitude Magazine have described them as "the rock'n'roll version of the Presets".

Comprised of brothers Tim Pearce (Vox, Synth), Sam Pearce (Guitar, Vox), Simon Pearce (Drums) and friend Justin Pounsett (Bass, Vox), they write catchy yet dark-edged pop tunes, with influences from Joy Division, U2, White Lies, Interpol, Depeche Mode and Nine Inch Nails.

Live, the vibe is intense – a kind of brooding high energy – but the lyrics leave you feeling like things might just turn out okay after all. The sound is big enough to fill a stadium, exceptionally tight and instantly likeable with strong melodies crafted over driving, hooky beds.

Although still relatively new on the live scene The Sun & The Sky have already played with the likes of New Navy (Syd), Strange Talk (Melb), World’s End Press (Melb), The Paper Scissors (Syd), We Are Fans (Melb), Messrs (Adel) and Mammoth Logic (Adel).

In December 2011 The Sun & The Sky were selected as finalists in the Bands on Track competition to open an after-race concert at the Clipsal 500.

In January 2012 they released their 4-track debut EP “Ceremony” at an over-capacity launch at Adelaide’s The Promethean.

After great feedback on the demo of a new single from the open-forum listening panel at this year's Fuse Festival, "River", now recorded and mixed with Justin Astbury (who's CV includes The Beards), will be released for free as a high res MP3 from 7 July. There is a launch party booked in Adelaide as well as a couple dates in Melbourne and Geelong. A video will be released for the track 25 June.

Later this year the band will be heading to Sydney and Brisbane to promote the EP and single, as they have just received a touring grant from Arts SA.

Discography

7 July 2012 - "River" [Single] available for digital download via bandcamp.

January 2012 - "Ceremony" [EP] physical and digital release. Contains the tracks "Can't Be Apart", "Girl", "Miss You" and "Count Down". Available at gigs or download from http://www.facebook.com/thesunandtheskymusic?sk=app_204974879526524