The Sundowners are key components of a new wave of bands flooding out of Liverpool.
Loosely congregating on Parr Street Studios and Skeleton Key Records, this musical movement is marked by a determination to sit outside the norm, to seek a path on its own terms.
An enthralling live proposition, The Sundowners recently laid down material for their second album, the soon-to-be-released full length 'Cut The Master'.
Live promotion team This Feeling have supported the group from the off - and have made The Sundowners their latest Band Of The Month.
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Niamh Rowe - Vocals, guitar
Fiona Skelly - Vocals, guitar, percussion
Alfie Skelly - Lead guitar
Tim Cunningham - Bass
Jim Sharrock - Drums
Describe your sound in five words...
Psychedelic, folk, rock, kraut, stoned...
What inspired you to start a band?
Teenage angst and acid.
Ahh so many, here's a few... Fairport Convention, Love, The Band, David Axelrod, Can, Shocking Blue, United States of America, Wendy and Bonnie. It could go on and on!
Highlight of your career so far...
Playing Glastonbury and Alfie breaking his collar bone in the stone circle, getting to make two records and more to come, supporting The Coral, Paul Weller, Kasabian and Jane Weaver, Working with Andy Votel. Just playing gigs with your best mates all the time is boss.
To do some international gigs, make another album and not have to work a day job, ha!
Best three new bands / tunes...
Cut Glass Kings - 'Here Comes The Light'.
She Drew The Gun - 'No Hole In My Head'.
Josefin Ohrn - 'Sister Green Eyes'.
Best band ever seen...
Neil Young at Glastonbury.
Heroes and villains...
Heroes: Peter Tosh John Lennon Sandy Denny
Any oppressor, complete narcissists (there are loads of them!), hate...
'If I Could Turn Back Time' by the one and only Cher...
Plans for 2017…
Release and tour our new album 'Cut The Master', play some great festivals, get so messed up we can't talk for a week, ha!
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The Sundowners new album 'Cut The Master' will be released on April 28th. Catch the band alongside Edgar Jones and Cut Glass Kings on the Skeleton Key Records tour:
25 Leeds Brudenell Social Club
26 Newcastle Think Tank
28 Barnsley Opium 10
29 Manchester Jimmy’s Bar
1 London The Lexington
3 Brighton Sticky Mikes
4 Birmingham Sunflower Lounge
5 Sheffield The Rocking Chair
7 Glasgow King Tuts
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For tickets to the latest shows by The Sundowners click HERE.