At The Sun are a heavy rock 5 piece blending their love of blues, metal and classic rock to create a powerful sound of big riffs, soulful vocals and ripping solos.
Guitarist Kieron Heavens and bassist Alex Matthews formed the band and looked for the best musicians they could, both in terms of talent and attitude. In vocalist Harry Dale, drummer Craig Steen and lead guitarist Chet Jogia they found everything they were looking for.
At The Sun strive to deliver the most honest music they can. Wearing their hearts on their sleeves and their instruments in their hands, the stage is set, playing straight up rock & roll.
Breathe EP was recorded, mixed and mastered by John Mitchell at Outhouse Studios and is available now from https://www.atthesun.com/breatheep or http://bit.ly/2qKWSu6 to purchase from your favourite place.
The EP begins with the title track Breathe opening with guitars and heavy drums, setting the tone for the rest of the EP that is laden with riffs, funky tunes and some intense playing. There is a generous pause in playing about 2/3rd of the way into the track which allows the massive riffs to take full and centre stage. The whole track combines deep, resonant bass with immense drumming. The guitars grinding away adds depth to the track, helping to draw you in. All in all this is a very accomplished start to a very promising EP.
Walk on Over combines a blues and rock vibe that has some stunningly sensual guitar playing. The opening of the track reminded me slightly of Crobot with its immense groove sound from the bass and guitars. Harry’s voice displays real emotion in this track, which winds in and out of the wonderful guitars which sparkle and shimmer. The drumming in this track has a kind of jazz influence that allows the deep, resonant guitars to vibrate above. Overall, I would say this was my favourite track on the EP reminding me slightly of the Dirty Thrills and also of early Rival Sons.
Boxy, intense bass and guitars drives Devil in your eyes. This is a head nodding, toe tapping track that leads into a massive chorus, which had me singing along in a couple of listens. The vocals reminding me of Myles Kennedy. There is more sublime playing with screaming riffs that soar and sing. This is sure to be a great track played live as it brings together the powerful playing from all members of the band plus the luscious vocals. This track has swagger in abundance from the first, chugging, staccato chord to the final riff.
Indestructible has a slower start as the guitars chime away, combining with rhythmic bass until the drums come in adding texture. This track displays fluidity and has a slightly hazy feel especially in the first part. In the final third we get vivid, transcendental riffs which tie the whole track together and help to bring the EP to a shimmering close.
If you are a fan of Myles Kennedy, Slash, Alterbridge and Dirty Thrills I think you should give this EP a listen. It brings together accomplished playing with some great tunes that will make you want to listen again and again. This may not be new in terms of style but I don’t think it needs to be as the whole EP has been done really well. The musicianship is great, the production is spot on and the tracks themselves have much to like. Any fan of good rock music would find much to admire here.