THE INDIE ROOMS
An exciting, young, talented new band from High Wycombe
The band first formed in 2015 so I think we can still consider them new(ish). Their youthful enthusiasm and personality is an absolute joy to hear and to watch. They definitely deserve way more recognition, they're making such great music. They released their debut single 'What We Started' two years ago which let them loose onto the indie-scene. The song opens with strong vocals from lead singer Euan Bryden, he has a similarity to the sound of The Sherlock's. The tune is lyrically captivating and relevant "like a fashion statement, your lyrics don't mean shit no more." As a debut single it certainly catches you attention and wets your pallet to hunt for more of the same, especially after being treated to an extremely satisfying guitar solo to finish the song.
In 2016 they released the single 'Overcome' which is totally infectious and is a real feel good song. Even more catchy and fun than their debut single, they have an unmistakable indie-rock sound with suggestions of punk influences and potentiality leaning towards an indie-pop vibe. The music video is well worth checking out, just like the song the video is full of youthful vibrancy and energy.
"Does It Matter" is yet another irresistible tune which again sounds polished beyond their years, by no means are they the finished article but they certainly hook you in with their positive energy and within minutes you are left humming along and singing their chorus'.
The lyrics vary and they are often writing about music itself "I'm far too young for that slow song bullshit" is one of my personal favourites, but they also touch on current issues "The Ice melts and the earth is struggling, we'll turn our backs until the end".
In January they released my favourite single yet "So It Goes" that continued in the same vein, even more catchy still. They have a cleaner sound compared to their debut single and are developing quickly. With interesting lyrics and clear musical talent we can only expect more from Only Sun in 2018. Especially as they have set about on a mission to release a new single on the first of every month this year!
Keep an eye out at the beginning of every month as Only Sun are set to release one single a month for the whole of 2018!
Only Sun already sound like a well established band and I think they deserve far more credit and listeners than they have, if you are looking for feel good, musically talented band then they are assuredly worth your time. Alongside their infectious songs and lyrics are their enthusiastically fun music videos, that are sure to brighten up your day, so what are you waiting for? Give Only Sun a listen and get their tunes on your summer playlist!