Alt/rock quartet Sun Arcana have just released their brand new single Sleep Talking, via Easy Life Records. The track showcases frontman Tom Harper-Ward’s gritty yet soaring vocals and the band’s sharp musicianship, culminating in an urgent and punchy chorus. They have also revealed the official music video, which sees the narrative follow on from their previous singles, Hard To Be Around and What If You Can’t Accept Me?. Tom has said of the single, “Sleep Talking is essentially about being hung up on someone. Feeling like they are still part of your life, the only time you get to see them is when you go to sleep or daydream. I think in daily life it can make you feel so numb and the only time you feel anything is when you dream. For me, the lyrics about a family member I had lost. But I have found they also relate to relationships as well. The video touches more on the relationship side, reminiscing about the past.” Watch the video here and stream the track here.
The four-piece are gearing up to release their EP, Just Another Dream Away. The 5-track EP will arrive on 15th November, via Easy Life Records. Having holed themselves up in their native Essex, they wrote the tracks together and also worked alongside Chris Coulter (Jamie Lenman, Arcane Roots), Gustav Wood and John Taylor (of Young Guns) and Adrian Bushby (Muse, Foo Fighters). The result is a very honest and vulnerable but powerful body of work, sure to see the band continue on a very promising and exciting journey. September saw the release of first single to be taken from the EP, Hard To Be Around which received its first spin on Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 Future Sounds Show, as one of her ‘New Name’ features. Second single Hard To Be Around, also got a spin on Alex Baker’s ‘Fresh Blood’ show on Kerrang! radio recently.
Showing no signs of slowing down, Sun Arcana are set to headline The Grace (formerly Thousand Island) in Islington, London on 26th November. Tonight the four-piece play Nouvelle Prague alongside Tom Grennan and many more. Last year saw the band cut their teeth on the live circuit, where they played festivals such as Reading & Leeds, 2000 Trees and The Great Escape to name a few, and supported the likes of The Xcerts, The Maine and more. Tickets for the band’s headline show at The Grace are on selling fast, so grab them here while you can!