Sunmates is the stuff of the perfect house show. The indie pop band is fairly new, but have locked down a synth focused sound and positive vibe that seems a little bit like they are the local band in an indie coming of age movie- authentically cool and just out of reach. Lucky for you, these guys are real and so is their talent. The lead singer’s lilting vocals are offset by some truly funky bass licks while the guitar and synth play off each other without either becoming overwhelming. It’s all good vibes and sunshine over here folks, but don’t be surprised by the emotionally nuanced lyrics featuring critiques of masculinity and the frailty of modern relationships.
The band recently released an EP with live performances of their songs. Besides being one of those groups that just sounds better live, this EP is extra special because it contains the newest single for their upcoming sophomore EP. It’s titled “I’m Not Strong” and has us excited to see what’s next from the group.
Release date: July 30th, 2021
Similar artist(s): Wallows, Bendigo Fletcher, Caamp
Top tracks: The Truth, Do You Wanna Feel Like Me, Boomin