Artist info

Genre

Indie, Rock


Sounds like

Ocean Alley, Empire Of The Sun, Tame Impala, Tash Sultana, Lime Cordiale


band members

Luke Carra - Guitar/ Vocals Ant Beard - Bass/Vocals Chris Smithson - Keys/Synth/Vocals James Smithers - Drums


Influences

Empire Of The Sun, Ocean Alley, Tame Impala, Lime Cordiale


Unearthed artists we like

Ocean Alley, Lime Cordiale, TASH SULTANA


Website

www.caravanasun.com

Bio

CARAVÃNA SUN returns with uplifting new single ‘STELLA’

Caravãna Sun have consistently courted praise for their dynamic live performances and energy. With a focus on reminding us that even in the darkest times, beauty and meaning can be found, the band returns with a bright new single in ‘Stella’. Taken from the band’s forthcoming new album, it’s a strikingnew step forward for the band.

An intensely personal song, ‘Stella’ is a song about relationships and connection, and the shifts in perspective that can happen within us all following monumental life occurrences. And while the genesis of the song stems from a specific real life experience, a song like ‘Stella’ remains accessible and speaks to life’s ins and outs broadly speaking.

Says Caravãna Sun’s Ant Beard, ‘Stella’ was originally written for a close friend who had suffered a miscarriage. Witnessing the grief and recovery process inspired Ant to write ‘Stella’ as a way of representing the joy and excitement this unborn life had brought, and to remind his friend of the positive energy the child had brought to their lives.

“‘Stella’ was written as a reminder that even in the darkest of times, there’s always a shift that goes on inside of people. A changing of perspective or a lens on life we’d never seen through before. I wanted to remind my friend that even though they’d never get the chance to hold their baby, there’d been a monumental shift in them. A light I’d never seen before; an energy behind every word, that spoke with such deep empath and true authentic excitement for what this new life meant to them.”

Recording of the track was completed by Ian Pritchett up in the Blue Mountains, with Ant deciding not to share the song with the rest of Caravãna Sun until the actual studio day. Changing up the dynamic of the process brought new energy to proceedings, leading to this strong final result.

“Normally we’d work on our parts in pre-production and be very prepared, but there was something different about this song. Some quiet voice that wanted to put everyone on the spot and see how they’d relate and what they’d play, after hearing it for the first time. It created an energy in the studio that was beyond special and turned the song into something that is truly greater than the sum of its parts.”

Working with videographer Joel Bryant, Caravãna Sun incorporated still imagery in with live performance footage, capturing the energy and mood of ‘Stella’. Utilising black and white, as well as bursts of colour, a simple idea is implemented and executed in a great way.

Caravãna Sun navigated their way through 2020 determined to see their ambition for new music through. The release of singles ‘Charlie’ and ‘Afterlife’ drew more acclaim for the Sydney indie-sruf rockers, following on from news of their international signing deal with Berlin’s Embassy of Music.

Already in 2021, Caravãna Sun were able to reconnect with fans in Sydney, enjoying four sold out dates at The Lansdowne. An enticing taste of the live shows still to come, Caravãna Sun used these shows as an opportunity to get back into the rhythm of performance after 2020 robbed them - and so many others - of numerous touring opportunities.

Tickets are currently on sale for Caravãna Sun’s next run of shows, taking the band around the country from February, through into May.

PRAISE FOR CARAVÃNA SUN

“...Just the right tempo and temperature on this one from CARAVÃNA SUN, it’s got that late arvo feel to it that still has some warmth but nothing too sizzling.”
Triple J, Declan Byrne (‘Afterlife’, 2020)

“It’s March 2020. We’re all stuck inside. And though that’ll hamper this hard-gigging band from getting out amongst their fans, I gotta say that they’ve dropped this song at the right time. Takes you away to somewhere expansive and sun-caressed.”
Triple J Unearthed, Dave Ruby Howe (‘Charlie’, 2020)

“It's a brilliant track that really captures the group at a new peak, teasing their forthcoming material with some of the best work they've put out to date.”
Pilerats (‘Afterlife’, 2020)

CARAVÃNA SUN TOUR DATES

Tickets via www.caravanasun.com

Saturday 27th February Solbar Sunshine Coast – SOLD OUT
Sunday 28th February Woolly Mammoth Brisbane
Thursday 18th March Mojo’s Fremantle – SOLD OUT
Friday 19th March Indian Ocean Hotel Perth - Selling Fast
Saturday 20th March Silverstream Denmark - Selling Fast
Friday 30th April Divers Tavern Broome
Saturday 1st May Divers Tavern Broome

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Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

12 Mar 2021

Triple J
45

caravana sun are at their buoyant best on this new jam. it's vibrant and full of hooks and charm and i'm going in again for sure.

caravana sun are at their buoyant best on this new jam. it's vibrant and full of hooks and charm and i'm going in again for sure.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

11 Mar 2021

Triple J
40

Love the glow that's radiating off this track from Caravãna Sun! Feels like the track you'd hear as two lovers rush back into each other's arms.

Love the glow that's radiating off this track from Caravãna Sun! Feels like the track you'd hear as two lovers rush back into each other's arms.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

23 Oct 2020

Triple J
40

just the right tempo and temperature on this one from caravana sun, it's got that late arvo feel to it that still has some warmth but nothing too sizzling.

just the right tempo and temperature on this one from caravana sun, it's got that late arvo feel to it that still has some warmth but nothing too sizzling.