’Running Man’ is the first track to emerge from the band’s forthcoming new EP ‘The River’, due out on July 6 2018 via LAB Records. Listen below:
Speaking about the irrepressible ‘Running Man’, Sunset Sons’ Rory Williams’ says; “This track is our story of the band. The need and want at times to go home when shit hits the fan, but you don’t. Missing your friends and family, but pursuing your love no matter how hard it can be at times … Sticking to your guns even if everyone around you thinks you’re mental. Sometimes it’s easier to go back but forwards is all we know…”
Whilst demand around the release of ‘Very Rarely Say Die’ (produced by Jacquire King and James Lewis) saw Sunset Sons headline both London’s Koko and Shepherd’s Bush Empire venues as part of sold-out UK tours – alongside radio airplay from Radio 1 and Radio X – they maintain the air of a band still slightly taken aback by their own popularity. Sunset Sons came into being entirely by chance, in a bar on the beach of sleepy French surfing hotspot Hossegor. Drummer Jed Laidlaw encountered frontman Williams hammering out cover versions on a piano in-between pot-washing stints at the bar, which happened to be owned by a cousin of Australian bassist Pete Harper. The band’s debut EP, ‘Le Surfing’ – named in honour of the bar – was later recorded in just 3 days in breaks between surfing stints (the band, even now, still live & surf together in Hossegor), later going top 10 on the iTunes chart without any promotional push behind it.
So whilst the soaring chorus of this new release might ask the question ‘How long will I be a running man?’, you sense that their unstoppable momentum will be carrying Sunset Sons further forwards, upwards and away from Hossegor for some time yet….
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