Californian quartet, Bad Suns, have unveiled the video for their forthcoming single ‘Cardiac Arrest‘. The new track is taken from the band’s debut EP, ‘Transpose‘ which is set for release in the UK on 24th March via Communion Records. Watch the LA shot video on YouTube below.
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 record 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 will play an official SXSW showcase at Blackheart on Weds 12th March, with more Austin shows to be announced.