Sonars are a two piece Electro-Psych outfit from Brighton (UK) and Bergamo (IT).
The band was founded by Frederick Paysden, and Serena Oldrati, who share guitar, keyboard, synthesizer and bass playing duties whilst also singing, thanks to the use of loop stations and drum machines. Their retro-futuristic sound draws inspiration from Electro-Psych bands such as Air, Gorillaz, Jagwar Ma, Radiohead, MGMT and Tame Impala, with a love for Sixties and Seventies rock.
Their self-produced debut EP “Jack Rust And The Dragonfly IV” was released on January 9, 2015 to positive critical acclaim, receiving enthusiastic press reviews and considerable radio airplay. The concept EP describes the fictitious voyage of astronaut Jack Rust aboard the space vessel Dragonfly IV, inspired by comics such as Jeff Hawke and Steve Ditko’s Doctor Strange.