Band of the week: Sunflower Bean

Sunflower Bean are Brooklyn's hottest export right now, peddling gritty noise with sonic hedonism.

Ben Smith

Date published: 9th Feb 2016

Image: Sunflower Bean 

The latest band to work our almighty grill are Brooklyn rock rabble Sunflower Bean. They dropped their debut album Human Ceremony last week and we haven't been able to separate ourselves from their heady guitars ever since.  

Compromised of a trio who've been conjuring up music since school, the band are basement rock embodied with a penchant for sonic exploration via starry hedonism and fang glaring guitar riffs.   

Tipping the scale with rippling dream pop, gritty noise, the growling bass of 'Wall Watcher' and a title track that beams down from a gravity defying haven, they communicate a dynamism often lost on bands that try to punch holes through a genre. 

The triumvirate reach the UK next week, playing a handful dates including the cavernous basement at Soup Kitchen on Tuesday 16th February - wherever you're based, don't miss out Brooklyn's hottest export right now.  

Uk dates below: 

Edinburgh - Sneaky Pete's, Monday 15th February 

Manchester - Soup Kitchen, Tuesday 16th February 

London - The Dome, Tufnell Park, Thursday 18th February 

Brighton - Bleach, Friday 19th February

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