Basic Account, Created on 20 September 2004 (#4591851), Last updated on 4 April 2011 [Gift]
This is an LJ community dedicated to the wonderful English band, The Sundays, and their fans.
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 after graduating.
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
release Blind. 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.
This are for fun. Take one, if you want. No need to credit. =)