Birds of Tokyo, Muse, The Butterfly Effect, Dead Letter Circus
Grant Turner - Guitar
Pete Knott - Vocal
Brett Norman - Drums
Andrew Cipriano - Bass
Petey Helfgott - Guitar/Keys
Incubus, Silverchair, Muse, Queens Of The Stone Age, Foo Fighters
Unearthed artists we like
Graphic Characters , Valdaway , Amberdown , Nevsky Prospekt (Perth) , i, said the sparrow , Tired Lion , Further Earth , Bury The Heard , This Other Eden , Sons of Rico , Rainy Day Women , The Jezabels , Common Bond , Law Of Attraction , KINGSWOOD , This Other Eden , FOAM , Our Man In Berlin , Listening for Triggers , Short of Daybreak , The Rubens , Opine , Hyte , Complete & Omac , Arkayan , Lights Of Berlin , Hyte , Needles Douglas , Custom Royal , AXE GIRL , Statues , SCALPHUNTER , Apache , Lionizer , Aveira Skies , Winterfold , The Southwicks , Blackwater Station
Formed in 2011, September Sun, are 5 piece, Rock/ Alternative band from Perth WA. By fusing powerful riffs, soothing melodies and ambient tones, they aim to inspire and add growth to the music scene with creative and emotive music. With inspirations ranging from Birds of Tokyo to Queens of the Stone Age to Muse, September Sun aspire to carve out their signature sound in the years ahead.
2014 was a big year for the independent artists, having released their debut single ‘Solace’ at The Amplifier Bar in November shortly followed by the music video for the release, shot by Robert W Livings. The two track single for ‘Solace’, was recorded with Music Producer - Andy Lawson renowned for his work with Eskimo Joe, Little Birdy, and End of Fashion.
“The big idea for us was to establish the band and establish the name out there, in the industry and in Perth. We felt that an EP might get lost, there’s so many bands out there trying to do that already. We thought we’d go out, create an image, establish a name, generate an interest, get a following, before we throw an EP at them”, (Pete Knott – vocalist)
2015 see’s September Sun transition into a more matured sound, with all focus going to writing for their debut EP which they aim to release later that year. The band aspires to tour off the back of their EP, but most importantly enjoy playing with like-minded independent Perth musicians.
In mid-2014, they were Rated in the top ‘5 Gigs to see this week’ from The West Australian, and have created quite the fan base locally, “arguably more important, concept these guys have really grasped is hard work”, (Rotunda Media).
September Sun have been playing shows at local venues around Perth such as The Rosemount Hotel, The Amplifier Bar, The Paddington Ale House and The Newport Hotel. They have also acquired a regular rehearsal space at The Hen House studios, owned and operated by Perth’s own Rob Nassif (Gyroscope). He writes, “Honestly, September Sun are without a doubt one of the hardest working bands down at the Hen House Rehearsal Studios. Not only that, but they write some absolutely corker tunes”.
In a live performance, attitude is everything, the band prides themselves on always playing an entertaining show, no matter the crowd size. Perth music journalist Rrocklobster reported on the 29th of July, 2014. “Pete Knott’s surging vocals captured everyone attention. This guy can hold a note! September Sun’s songs were laden with crashing drums and plenty of cymbal and hi-hat action, combined with crunchy guitar chords and intricate finger picking and deep, bouncing bass lines. There wasn’t a pair of boots in the room that weren’t tapping. The set ended with Knott joining two audience members in a crazy dancing session while the rest of the band thrashed it out on stage. It’s easy to see why September Sun have been receiving so much attention from the press lately! Keeps your eyes peeled for their next gig announcement.”
With bright futures ahead, September Sun continue to create, perform and love what they do.