Essex band Sun Arcana showcase their softer side today, releasing Acoustic Sessions – a three-track digital EP featuring stripped back versions of singles from their debut EP As I Take A Breath… (KKKK – Kerrang!, 7/10 – Rock Sound) out now on Easy Life Records (Arcane Roots, Lower Than Atlantis, Waterparks). The EP was recorded live at London’s Soup Studios.
To mark the occasion, the band have released a stripped back video for ‘Oxygen‘.
“I think for any band to record an acoustic session comes a slight feeling of insecurity because you’re vulnerable
” explains drummer Ryan Daniels, “We wanted to challenge ourselves. We wanted to show people that we can not only write, but we can also play – and I think that as a band, those are two strong elements that you need to, and should want to, showcase to people
Ryan continues “Unlike our studIo EP, ‘As I Take A Breath’, we were all tracking live in the same room for this record – which any musician knows adds a whole new level of pressure to your performance. We all had to be on top of our game for this one and I really think we pulled it off. Oh, and not to mention the fact that our takes were being filmed as well… all shot in one take, with no cuts or edits”
3. When I Turn Cold
recently release debut EP ‘As I Take A Breath…
’ which garnered support from the likes of Kerrang!
, Rock Sound
magazinez. Singles Wonderful
, Everybody, Fracture
and When I Turn Cold
saw support from BBC Radio 1 Rock Show
, Kerrang! Radio
, BBC Introducing
and Planet Rock Radio.
are now gearing up to play The Great Escape
, Download Festival
and 2000 Trees
, alongside support The Maine
at intimate sold out shows during June. Further live dates to be announced soon.
SUN ARCANA Live
24th April – London Old Blue Last (w/ The Hyena Kill)
17th-19th May – Brighton Great Escape
6th Jun – London Dingwalls (w/ The Maine) **SOLD OUT**
7th Jun – Manchester Deaf Institute (w/ The Maine) **SOLD OUT**
8th-10th Jun – Derby Download Festival
12th-14th Jul – Cheltenham 2000 Trees Festival