Sunflower Bean

Announce ‘King Of The Dudes’ EP, to be released January 25th 2019, via Lucky Number

Listen to First Single “Come For Me” HERE

UK Tour This November

Today New York Trio Sunflower Bean (Julia Cumming, Jacob Faber, Nick Kivlen) announce a new EP entitled ‘King Of The Dudes’. To celebrate the announcement, they share the first single “Come For Me” (premiered by Radio 1’s Annie Mac as the  ‘Hottest Record In The World’).

Julia explains, “This song was inspired by inner strength, power, and sexual freedom. In 2018 there is no time to waste and no time for shame. This song is a declaration of that. Do you really want to come for me? Do you really want to waste my time? The song is a dare, a threat, and a beckoning.”

The EP, produced by Justin Raisen (Sky Ferreira, Charlie XCX, Angel Olsen) and released on January 25th, 2019, through Lucky Number, follows on from the release of their second album Twentytwo in Blue earlier this year.

The band add, “This EP does not give a fuck, it’s reactionary, and a sharpened response to our times. Death, birth, aggression, addiction, and power. Twentytwo In Blue allowed us to find our strength and on King Of The Dudes we use it, no holds barred.”

Following the release of Twentytwo in Blue, the trio completed a month long UK and European tour with performances at Reading & Leeds and End of the Road festivals, as well as supporting Interpol in arenas across the US. In November they return to the UK to play a further 12 shows, including their largest headline show to-date at London’s newest venue EartH, the 1,500 capacity Hackney Arts Centre.  The band will also open for Interpol once more throughout the US in early 2019.  See below to find a show near you and get your tickets HERE.

 

Tour dates: (UK in BOLD)

2018
11/11 – Hong Kong, China @ Clockenflap Festival

12/11 – Osaka, Japan @ Shangrila Festival

13/11 – Toyko, Japan @ Space Odd

17/11 – Bangkok, Thailand @ Live Park Rama 9

19/11 – Cardiff, Wales @ The Globe

20/11 – Leeds, England @ The Church

21/11 – Brighton, England @ The Old Market

22/11 – London, England @ Hackney Arts Centre

23/11 – Leicester, England @ Dryden Street Social

25/11 – Oxford, England @ The Bullingdon

26/11 – Glasgow, Scotland @ The Art School

27/11 – Manchester, England @ Academy

28/11 – Portsmouth, England @ Wedgewood Rooms

29/11 – Bristol, England @ SWX

30/11 – Cambridge, England @ The Junction

01/12 – Birmingham, England @ Castle & Falcon

07/12 – Brooklyn, NYC @ Warsaw

2019

31/01 – Vancouver, BC @ Queen Elizabeth Theater #

01/02 – Portland, OR @ Keller Auditorium #

02/02 – Seattle, WA @ Moore Theater #

05/02 – Minneapolis, MN @ Palace Theater #

07/02 – Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theater #

08/02 – Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theater #

09/02 – St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant #

11/02 – Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works #

14/02 – Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz #

15/02 – Washington D.C. @ The Anthem #

# = with Interpol

 

Artwork:

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Tracklisting:

  1. King Of The Dudes
  2. Come For Me
  3. Fear City
  4. The Big One

 

Pre-order King Of The Dudes or listen to Come For Me digitally HERE.

Order Twentytwo In Blue in Blue HERE.

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Praise for Twentytwo In Blue:

“…this’ll be the album that catapults them into being recognised as one of the most important artists in the game.” – NME 5/5

“outstanding, and unreservedly, Rumours-rivalling fantastic” – MOJO 4/5

“…celebratory rock’n’roll.” – DIY 4/5

“Brookyln trio hone throwback vibes for second outing.” – Q Magazine 4/5

“The young New York trio are a group to fall in love with, a perfectly balanced unit that combines the prime rock elements of drums, bass and guitar, with characterful vocals. They do melodies and attitude; swagger and sensuousness.” – The Telegraph 4/5

“’Twenty Two In Blue’ is an impressive reflection of their formative years and a place to start talking about their future.” – The Line of Best Fit 8/10

“New York three-piece Sunflower Bean come into their own on their second long player ‘Twentytwo in Blue.’” – The Skinny 4/5

“The sound of young NYC power pop is in good hands with Julia Cumming and co” – The Daily Mirror 4/5

“bigger, bolder pop-rock” – The Guardian 4/5

“a slicker affair that allows the singer and bassist Julia Cumming to shine” – The Sunday Times

“glittering confidence” – The Observer

“With its unbridled enthusiasm, clever songwriting and superior rock musicianship, Twentytwo in Blue is more than a great album. It’s a model of how a determined group of young musicians who acknowledge a desire to grow can do better than they had before.” – Wall Street Journal

“It’s amazing to see and hear this band’s maturation in such a short time. Cumming’s vocal is strong and confident, and the classic rock riffs conjure up comparisons to Joan Jett…ridiculously talented” – NPR Music

 

For more information on Sunflower Bean, please contact: thom@sonicpr.co.uk