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Video Of The Week #272: Sunday (1994) – Tired Boy

Sunday (1994) uncover the tiny moments of wonder in the drudgery of the everyday. Their gorgeously swooning debut single, ‘Tired Boy, ‘ is one of the best songs I’ve hear so far this year;  an infectious golden slice of dreamy pop song writing, that will wrap itself around your heart with its honesty and melodic sigh. I was tipped off by our mate Andy Von Pip of their majesty and he wasn’t wrong.

‘Tired Boy’ is fantastic. Ladled with the the outstanding vocals of Paige Turner, this hook laden track is sumptuously drawn, gloriously song writing that’s both down to earth and relatable yet soaring, widescreen and transportative, as they conjure up the “bittersweet nostalgia of 90s romance films.”

Almost a love song, but witha twist ‘Tired Boy,’ tenderly unpeels a picture of a character who she mocks and is besotted with in equal measure. “You painted your nails just to look like a rockstar / You sing in a band and your voice is like nails on a chalkboard / But you’re something to die for.” The song, Turner explains, is about “being in love and ultimately jealous with someone so careless and clumsy, yet somehow everything always falls into place for them.”

With echoes of pop songs of the 80s and 90s yet given their own spin, the lyrics that are at times surprisingly to the point (“you don’t give a shit”) given the shimmering beauty of the backdrop. The effortless, widescreen earworm chorus, sways in the longing of disappointment yet sets eyes on light in the dark, with melody pouring forth backlit by glowing guitars that chime through a path in lockstep with big drums strikes.

Sunday (1994) are an Anglo/American band consisting of Paige Turner, Lee Newell, and the enigmatic drummer X, who prefers to remain anonymous. Newell reveals “We uploaded a few songs to Tik-Tok to finally see if we were criminally insane or if indeed these songs could mean something to someone. Instantly we had thousands of views and people begging us to release them. We picked our jaws up off the floor and got to work.”

The accompanying video was shot on Super 8, cartoons weave in and out of the bands every day life, offering watchers a window into their world.

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.