The 53rd band stepping into the spotlight in our Ones To Watch feature are riff-heavy melodic rockers AT THE SUN.
AT THE SUN are Harry Dale (vocals), Chet Jogia (guitar), Alex Matthews (bass), Kieron Heavens (guitar) and Craig Steen (drums).
As they prepare to unleash their debut album, 'Leave Before The Light', to the world this Friday, AT THE SUN are primed and ready for a big 2019.
Formed two years ago, the quintet spent the first 12 months of their career perfecting their craft on the live circuit before heading into the studio to record 'Leave Before The Light' in late 2018. With a driving but melodic sound, AT THE SUN pride themselves upon writing infectious songs people can move to by melding epic riffs with muscular rhythms and singalong choruses.
“We want people take a real positive message from this album,” say the band, “It’s all about standing up for yourself, enjoying life and getting away from the stresses and anxieties of modern-day living. Breaking from tradition, we recorded it in separate sessions over the space of a year, so we had the opportunity to really show how the band has grown and absorbed new influences – something we think you can hear with the variety of songs on here. This isn’t a snapshot in time; it’s a living breathing journey that we went on!”
AT THE SUN’s latest single, 'Only A Fool', is a prime example of the band’s beguiling sound - gigantic riffs melting into soulful vocals to create a rock track with wider appeal. “As the first song we wrote as a band, 'Only A Fool' was a fitting choice as our album opener,' says guitarist Kieron, 'We think it sets the scene perfectly for what’s about to come: it's got melody, it's got riffs, it's got heaviness - it's everything we love as a band!”
To celebrate AT THE SUN’s Ones To Watch feature, Planet Rock is exclusively premiering the ‘Only A Fool’ video. Watch it first here:
Catch AT THE SUN at the following upcoming shows:
Wolverhampton The Giffard Arms – 5th
Bridgwater Cobblestones – 6th
Manchester Gullivers – 9th
Nottingham The Maze – 10th
Sheffield Mulberry Bar – 11th
London The Black Heart – 12th
Hatfield The Rock Den – 13th
Brighton Hope & Ruin – 14th
London Camden Rocks – 2nd
Bournemouth Loverocks Music & Beer Festival – 8th
Great Yarmouth Hard Rock Hell – 9th