Track of the Day#559: SUN UP - Machines

Track of the Day#559: SUN UP – Machines

Sun Up
I love it when you have a lightning bolt moment with music. It happened to me last week, at the Globe Theatre in Cardiff. I was there to photograph The Joy Formidable, and was catching up on edits, sitting quietly in the balcony, when the opening act, SUN UP, came on to soundcheck. I was trying to concentrate, but was completely distracted, first by Frøydis’ vocal, then by the summery sugary uplift of the whole band. A couple of hours later, with a crowd in, they were even better.

They are pretty damn new and have precisely one song out there. As luck would have it, they have this week released a charming little video to go with it. They are London based, although as you might have guessed, their vocalist is Norwegian.

God is in the TV is an online music and culture fanzine founded in Cardiff by the editor Bill Cummings in 2003. GIITTV Bill has developed the site with the aid of a team of sub-editors and writers from across Britain, covering a wide range of music from unsigned and independent artists to major releases.