Chichester’s indie-exports Suns Up are well on their way to becoming one of the latest renowned acts hailing from England’s southern counties. Their first releases have garnered an impressive initial response, with new fans joining their ranks in droves. We caught up with the energetic four-piece to speak about their latest single ‘Just Because’ and more.
‘Just Because’ is a banger of a track! How did the inspiration for writing it come about?
David sent us scratchy acoustic demo a while back, and we could immediately hear the potential of the track. We took our time to make sure we got the music right, experimenting with different ideas and feels. We tracked a demo at Toby’s place when it was about 80% there and a few months later went into the studio to record the final version. Now everyone can hear it.
How did Suns Up come together?
We’ve been friends since school, so we’ve been hanging out and playing music together for a long time. In 2017 we started some tunes we were really into. We played a few shows around Brighton and London and things were sounding cool so we just went from there really.
How would you describe your sound to a new listener?
I think we’d describe our sound as melodic indie. At our core, we’re a guitar band. But everything we write is focused around melody. We think music should be fun and catchy. So that’s what we try and do.
You guys are based in Chichester – what’s the music scene like there?
We’ve all grown up together in Chichester, but actually had moved away when we formed Suns Up. It’s now our main base for recording and rehearsing so we’ve recently started putting on some shows down there. We played in March for the release of Just Because. The venue was packed and the night was brilliant so we’re looking forward to coming back for something even bigger.
What’s been your favourite gig to date?
The Chichester show was probably our favourite to date as it felt like a real homecoming.
What’s your plans for the rest of 2019?
We’re going to be putting out another single in May and going on the road so dates for that will announced very soon. We’re looking forward to festival season, and we’ve got some new material in the pipeline which we can’t wait to finish off. So it’s gonna be busy, but exciting for us.