Crowning Ceremony: Sunflower Bean’s Bid For 2016’s Most Exciting New Band In Pics
19 Feb 2016
Julia, Nick and Jacob 4ever
Anyone with ears will know that twisted New York trio Sunflower Bean are one of the best bands to emerge from the US or indeed anywhere in ages. They flit between gnarly, wired riffs and lilting, psych-tinged aural balms like it's the easiest thing in the world, they look cool as hell (fashion guru Hedi Slimane's already given them the nod) and they've just released an early contender for 2016's best debut in 'Human Ceremony'.
Last night the group returned to London for a celebratory lap round The Dome, with support from RFB fave Oscar and grunge newbies Fish, and delivered the kind of blistering set that should justifiably knock them up a level into a Proper Big Deal. Here's how it went down, in pictures.
All photos by Charlotte Patmore (@voteforpatmore).
Frontwoman Julia Cumming looking pensive
Guitarist Nick Kivlen rocking some very fetching Simon-Amstell-circa-Popworld curly locks
Drummer Jacob Faber doing his best 'Bohemian Rhapsody' video impression
You can't put a price on that kind of chemistry, guys
Rock out with yer frock out
Who let Grimes in the building? Oh no, wait...
On your marks, get set, shred
A thoroughly enjoyable time had by all