Signed a band, we signed a band, look at us, we signed a band. Sunshine Frisbee Laserbeam join the BTTIGD family.
Chance encounters, old friends, new friends, a spot of Mescal, and 8 huge songs later, it is our great pleasure to be able to announce our latest signings Sunshine Frisbee Laserbeam. They’ll be releasing their new album “Blackout Cowboy” with us on November 9th, and you can pre-order it on CD / LP / download HERE. We’re also very happy to share that the album’s first single “All The Way Over The Edge (Bro’s Don’t Talk About Anything)” is premiering over at Stereogum. They called it "a psyched-out spin on the neurotic power pop of early Weezer and the sprawling guitar rock of Titus Andronicus", and you can listen to it HERE.
Thematically it’s about how all too often the male condition stops us sharing emotions, and we either make light of our problems or brush them off completely.
Early lo-fi offerings from the band, in the form of two EPs, a self-titled album, and a Halloween single, cemented the then three-piece as regulars on the Birmingham music scene, as well as frequent invites to towns and cities up and down the country. A couple of increases in headcount (most recently Junior Laidley on keyboards and percussion) and the purple patch writing sessions around “Blackout Cowboy” have allowed the band to move away from the lo-fi aesthetic they once adhered to, and are now able to work the same unique approach to songwriting into an ever expanding range of hooks, riffs and drones that fill any room they play.
They’re also going on tour!
02 Nov - The Lanes - Bristol
03 Nov - Sunflower Lounge - Birmingham
04 Nov - The Castle - Manchester
05 Nov - Wharf Chambers - Leeds
08 Nov - TBC - Cambridge
09 Nov - Rough Trade - Nottingham
11 Nov - Old Blue Last, London
See you out there.