Saturdaysun Biography

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Band Members

Alex Hedley
Billy Merrick
Allan Varnfield
Tobias Fitton

Current Label

viva la fleetwood

“Gentle acoustics and luscious melodies” - Q Track of the Day
“Where do Saturday Sun songs go? It's a question that's formed with awe. The way the group orchestrates and bends those minutes, it feels no longer than a blink. It was barely here and still it was memorable. It was delicate and it was demanding. It seemed as if it had been made through inner-turmoil that couldn't help itself, but tospill out onto the streets. It took over the way we suddenly felt” - Daytrotter 

In April, Saturday Sun released their debut ‘Seagull EP’ of four tracks on Lazy Butterfly Records, aided by iTunes placing it on their homepage as a recommended record. The title track won a coveted Q Track of the Day and a place on the soundtrack of forthcoming film House on the End of the Street. In addition the band were promptly invited to record sessions for Daytrotter, Crypt and Watch, Listen, Tell - the latter receiving over 11,000 hits in 1 week.

Saturday Sun hail from Dorset and make music that is at once “delicate and demanding” - Dayrotter. It washes over you subtly like the tide slowly creeping in or the warmth of the sun on your back. Yet there’s twists and turns, a building sense of urgency, a raw edge in each song. And a sense of power, weaved into the vocals - sometimes angelic in their falsetto, at times a gravelly near-roar of emotion. Their name, taken from the Nick Drake song, will wield comparisons, but Saturday Sun’s mix of folk, rock and psychedelia lays more with John Martyn or the early work of Pink Floyd. Saturday Sun create a sound that is as mesmerising and intricate plugged-in as it is stripped back and acoustic. It’s a sound that hints of americana, folk, rock, blues, even grunge influences all melted into a sound that is pure Saturday Sun.

The pitches shifted, the wraps of anticipation had almost suffocated the bubbles below. The cities stood tall but in a backdrop on broken structures, the molecules of water became broken, a far cry from the crystalline structures of 14 billion years of cosmic dance.

To see was to see. Nothing more. And what was seen was accounted to for what was shown upon. The unambiguous world.

Slowly what was seen in the mirror knew it resided within those around, like the swaying mangroves searching for the coolest of waters. How could anybody be sure......they couldn't. So time passed for those that accounted it, a personal habbit on the planetary system, shame about no doctors being available!

Then it popped and the shell broke. Of which was left stayed where it always resided

Saturday sun came early one morning
In a sky so clear and blue
Saturday sun came without warning
So no-one knew what to do.
Saturday sun brought people and faces
That didn't seem much in their day
But when I remember those people and places
They were really too good in their way.
In their way
In their way
Saturday sun won't come and see me today.

Think about stories with reason and rhyme
Circling through your brain.
And think about people in their season and time
Returning again and again
And again
And again
And Saturday's sun has turned to Sunday's rain.

So Sunday sat in the Saturday sun
And wept for a day gone by.

Share | Last updated on 22nd Nov 2013


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