Southern Californian quartet Bad Suns release of their debut EP, ‘Transpose‘, on 24th March, via Communion Records. Already making a storm in the US, with this week’s iTunes Single Of The Week and swiftly escalating radio play, the EP showcases the group’s stadium ready anthems and undeniably catchy hooks. Picked up by Nylon Magazine as a 2014 Band Crush, the EP is streaming now here.
Formed in 2012, Bad Suns are Christo Bowman (vocals), Gavin Bennett (bass), Miles Morris (drums) and Ray Libby (guitar). The four range from 19-22 years old, yet have a sound reminiscent of rock stalwarts from generations past. “I grew up with a lot of world music playing in the house. When I was ten, I started getting heavily interested in the guitar, and my dad began introducing me to his records from the 70’s and the 80’s. Initially Elvis Costello, then to The Clash, The Cure, and so on,” notes Christo. “All of these artists and bands had a big impact on me, at a young age, as far as song composition goes.”
Bad Suns recorded the ‘Transpose’ EP late last year with producer Eric Palmquist (The Mars Volta, Wavves, Trash Talk). The EP serves as a prelude to the band’s debut full-length slated for arrival later this year. Influences are apparent on the EP, where angst‐ridden riffs and ethereal yet charismatic vocals pay tribute to these post‐punk legends of the early 80’s.
Bad Suns are currently on tour in the US supporting Royal Bangs. The band play dates at SxSW in Austin in mid-March and plans are afoot for them to head to the UK in the summer for their first ever dates here.
The tracklisting for the Transpose EP is: Cardiac Arrest; Transpose; Salt; Twenty Years