Band of the Day: Sunglo


Simple things first – where are you guys from?

We all met in Manchester as we were students here at the time.

How did you meet?

Kady put a post up on social media about wanting to start a band and the list of influences naturally drew us all together.

How long have you been playing as a band?

The band formed about 2 years ago but only really became serious when Oli joined on bass just over a year ago.

Before you get sick of being asked… where does the band name come from?

The honest answer is that we struggled for a long time to come up with something and after getting bored of Googling exotic bird names, we settled on SUNGLO which was somewhat inspired by a band I (Kady) came across on sub-pop called Hazel that have the mint tune “Day Glo”.

What are your influences?

We are big fans of 90’s era music, especially grunge, which is the genre that tied us together, but our mixed influences range from anything between Avenged Sevenfold to Justin Timberlake.

Describe your music. What makes you unique?

We think that what makes our music unique is that we have a wide range of dynamics, as in some of our songs can go from really chilled to really in your face and punchy. We like to mix complex rhythms with a catchy hook and a few obscure melodies to throw the listener off, but at the same time draw them in. Basically, we like to mess with your head.

Do you have any particular lyrical themes?

We tend to focus a lot on first hand experiences, “Elevator Belle” for example is all about dealing with lifestyle ‘ups and downs’ (pardon the pun). But the lyrics really do address life in a crude but melancholic way to make things a bit more interesting than your average sad song.

What’s your live show like? How many shows have you played?

We’ve probably played less than 50 shows together so far, but we try to make every show more energetic and filled with more twisted dance moves than the last. And although we’ve never left stage without one of us bleeding, we do try to have at least one intimate heartfelt stripped back song to connect with our audience.

What’s the wildest thing you’ve seen or done at a live show?

We made a wall of death at our close friend’s Honest Eyes EP launch. That was a pretty cool moment, Cam (guitarist) even broke his nose.

What kit do you use / guitars do you play / etc.?

We’re a band of Fender lovers from our Strat, Jazzmaster and Precision Bass. Sam is currently rocking his trusty Pearl kit.

What are you plugging/promoting at the moment?

We’re plugging our latest release “Elevator Belle” on all streaming platforms now, soon to be followed by a tasty little music video! We’ll also be releasing a 5-track EP in July alongside a tour TBA.

What are your plans for 2019/2020?

Touring our EP and gigging until a record label decides to adopt us.

If you were second on a three-band bill, which band would you love to be supporting and which band would you choose to open for you?

Since we managed to sneak Honest Eyes in earlier, our line-up would be New Luna opening with Dinosaur Pile-up headlining.

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