With 2018, set to be yet another massive year of music, Brooklyn alt-psych rockers, Sunflower Bean, are setting the bar high with the second release from their upcoming sophomore record. The new track ‘Crisis Fest‘, touches on what a shitstorm of a year 2017 was, and how important it is to stick together: with front-woman Julia Cummings yelping “2017 – we know reality’s one big sick show, everyday’s a crisis fest” on the Fleetwood Mac-esque chorus.
Listen to the track here, and check out the Apple Music exclusive music video now if you’re an Apple Music head like me.
‘Crisis Fest‘ shows a new side of the New York outfit, as the instrumental direction takes more of a bolder, anthemic route in favour of their previous twinkly, psychedelia efforts. The band’s second record, “Twentytwo in Blue“, is set for release on March 23rd courtesy of Lucky Number with it’s co-proudction coming from Unknown Mortal Instrument’s Jacob Portrait.
In comparison to debut LP ‘Human Ceremony‘, which was a record full to the brim with youthful, hazy songs, this next release is set to show Sunflower Bean at their biggest, loudest and most confident to date. ‘Crisis Fest‘ is a glamorous, classic rock tune that really brings Fleetwood Mac to mind. I caught the band supporting Wolf Alice at the end of last year and it’s safe to say they’ve really upped their game and turned things up a notch. If ‘Crisis Fest‘ is anything to go by, the band are clearly having a lot of fun that is only going to grow and grow with the release of this record.
Words by Ben Davies
(featured image rights go to Hollie Fernando)
Sunflower Bean tour the UK through March and April, for dates see below:
MARCH 24 Nottingham, Rescue Rooms 26 Norwich, Open Norwich 27 Birmingham, Hare & Hounds 28 Newcastle, Riverside 29 Leeds, The Wardrobe 30 Manchester, Gorilla 31 Liverpool, The Magnet APRIL 01 Glasgow, Stereo 03 Bristol, Thekla 05 Brighton, Concorde 2 06 London, KOKO