Playing our last 2 European shows for 2015 this weekend! Just finished rehearsals- this is what happens when there's too much beer in the studio. Yeah, packing the van is gonna take longer than usual tonight...
On Friday we hit Berlin, Germany. Then it's on to Poland on Saturday for a show in Poznan. Check out thesunpilots.com/tourdates for details. Can't wait to hit the road again. Writing sessions have been going awesomely, but the stage has been calling.
Our first Polish gig since our performance at Woodstock Festival last year! We're in town for just one night so RSVP, invite your friends & come rock out with us.
Sat Nov 21st - Klub u Bazyla (Poznan)
Doors open 8pm | Tickets: 20/25 zl
Facebook event: on.fb.me/1MKzuj0
Can't wait to taste some real pierogi again...
Our one & only Berlin show for 2015! It's an international lineup- we're sharing the stage with Clock Machine (Poland) & Me The Future (Germany). Invite your friends, spread the word & come hang out with us!
Fri Nov 20th - Ex'N'Pop
Potsdamer Strasse 157
Doors open 9pm | Tickets 5 EUR
Facebook event: on.fb.me/1kbbXl7
Photo: E & V Bohnenstengel
Translation of a live review of our Woodstock Festival show!
Here's the original (in Polish): bit.ly/1F9UMag
by Aleks Tychmanowicz, Poland
I vividly remember my first encounter with The Sunpilots. I was a big Muse fan back then (not much has changed...) and spent a lot of time on Last.fm. Suddenly I got a message from The Sunpilots' bassist. He told me they were a band from Australia & I might be interested in their sound. I checked out their video on YouTube and liked what I heard. We exchanged a few warm words and I listened to their album for a few days, but like most new music it quickly slipped from my mind.
Time passed. Occasionally I came across their tracks again, like an unexpected Christmas present. But it wasn't until last year when I went to our fabled Woodstock Festival with my friends that things really changed. Of course, I had no idea who was playing. I learned that when I got there. And to my surprise- on the last day, were The Sunpilots. My eyes went wide, I quickly fired up their Soundcloud on my phone & replayed their music before the concert. It turned out the band was also recording their first live DVD at Woodstock. I thought that was great, because they'd certainly give it their all.
The concert was excellent. And I will say that everything was as it should be. Whoever wanted to jump, could jump. Whoever wanted to contemplate, could contemplate. It was a perfect synthesis of progressive & alternative playing. It was immersion, passion & screams. It was joy. The band also talked about their memories of Polish pierogi & the great Polish audience (something that's been echoed by many bands). The guys were happy & they fulfilled Woodstock- what more could you want?
Buy the signed 'Live at Woodstock' DVD / Blu-ray: bit.ly/1QSCtJR
After returning from Woodstock and taking a decent shower, I decided it was time to delve into the history of this band. I had a feeling this wasn't the first time The Sunpilots had been in this part of Europe. And I was right.
To my surprise, I learned they've been touring here since 2010. This Australian band is always on the road. They have very short holidays and for many years their life really has been one big tour. At this point, the thought occurred to me that they might deserve the Guinness record for "Longest Concert Tour by a Rock Band" instead of of 30 Seconds To Mars...
But perhaps the most important thing I forgot to mention... Albums.
Their debut album Living Receiver was released in 2009. Twelve tracks of great rock music. The whole character of this band is in the singer's voice, which is something bewteen Matthew Bellamy and David Bowie, but with a lot of originality.
Their second album King of The Sugarcoated Tongues appeared in 2012. And this record is something phenomenal. The album is one big story. Each chapter has its own surprising title that draws you into its strange world. The lyrics are complex and intricate compared to standard rock. There's no doubt that you need to give it listen (free album dowload: thesunpilots.com/sugarcoated). Here again, Raj's vocals shine. Comforting and at the same time deep and heavy. I think this is one of those albums which grows on you each time you hear it.
The Sunpilots. Take up the challenge.
-Aleks Tychmanowicz, Audio Spectrum
We're only releasing 100 signed & individually numbered copies, so pre-order yours now at: bit.ly/1QSCtJR. They're shipping on Oct 31st & every sale goes towards making our new album.
Sorry about the delay guys... It took us ages to chase up licenses for the 3 covers we played. Great news is Bob Dylan's peeps gave our version of "All Along The Watchtower" the thumbs up! He's extremely cool about artists covering his songs.
Sadly The Beatles' publishers & Massive Attack didn't reply to multiple emails, so Eleanor Rigby & Teardrop didn't make the cut. Everything else is on there! Tracklist:
1. Faking This
2. The Piper’s Mirror
3. The Captain
4. Sex and TV
6. Animals in My Mind
8. Medicated Shell
9. All Along the Watchtower (Dylan / Hendrix cover)
Here are some screenshots: