||[Sep. 20th, 2004|02:34 pm]
Static & Silence
Well, here's the first entry. I have high hopes for this LJ community, once I do a bit of advertising. I know there are lots of Sundays fans out there, so I'm hoping that they will join. I've been a fan of The Sundays for about a year or so, and I noticed that (as far as I can see) there isn't a Live Journal community specifically dedicated to The Sundays. There very well may be one out there, but I have yet to find it. Even so, this will be another one!|
I thought that for the first official post, I'd give a nice biography of The Sundays, which will also be included on the information page for the community.
The Sundays are a wonderful band hailing
out of Manchester, England. The quartet
was originally a duo; David and Harriet
met while at university in Bristol. "Staying
up late, talking a complete load of bullocks,
it was great" says Harriet. Both began
writing songs while at university and continued
The two brought friends Paul Brindley, bassist,
and drummer Patrick Hannan on board, and
the Sundays were born. By just their second show,
critics and industry insiders had labeled
the band the "next big thing" and
the Sundays found themselves deluged
with record offers. They eventually signed
with Rough Trade records, home of
indie legends The Smiths.
Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic was released
in 1989 to critical and commercial success.
The album was an exquisite texture of gilded
guitar work blended with Wheeler's
atmospheric vocals. Comparisons were made
to Cocteau Twins, 10,000 Maniacs, and
Lush. The band established a loyal
fan base in England and abroad. They
followed the album with a tour of the states
as well as Japan and UK opening for Belly.
Following their 1990-91 tour, the band stayed
very quiet until late 1992 with their sophomore
Somewhat darker and more serious than
Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic,
the album ventured to explore the
unseen side of life.
Unfortunately for fans, the band disappeared for 5 years
during which there has been a dearth of information.
Harriet and David, who have been together for
over 10 years, recently had a child and built
their a music studio in their own home.
They finally broke the silence with a new
album in 1997 aptly named Static & Silence.
The Sundays followed up a brief tour of the US and
England in Fall 1997. At this time, further
tour plans and releases are not known.