A Sunshine Coast-based four-piece are poised to take the music scene by storm when they release their debut single Ride to the Sun on May 4.
Lachy Kilby, Alex Walsh, Sam Reeves, Liam Sauer are collectively known as The Sundowners.
The friends moved from Brisbane to Moffat Beach where Mr Kilby says they threw out the TV, learned to surf and spent countless hours jamming before watching a Pro Vita gig at Sol Bar inspired them to form a band.
“Our main aim is to play bangerific music that literally drags you off your feet with a tight groove or epic hook, but still keep some lyrical/emotional depth there for those who like to check what’s under the rug,” he says.
“The bare bones of the song came together really quickly for us and once we got it tight as a band, we rushed to the studio to lay it out before anyone could change up the essence of what the song is about.”
The Sundowners recorded the track at Airlock Studios in Brisbane under the guidance of “audio genius” Yanto Browning.
“With his help, we managed to get it all done in a day,” Mr Kilby says.
“We have played most of our gigs on the Coast. We think the Sunshine Coast music scene is a flower waiting to bloom and we can’t wait to play plenty of music close to home.”
Returning to the place in which they were first inspired to take the leap into the music industry, The Sundowners will be at Solbar in Maroochydore on May 4 at 6pm.
Those who can’t make the gig can hear their debut single free on Soundcloud, Spotify or You Tube.