Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop, Rock


Sounds like

Mazzy Star, The Go-Betweens


band members

Sarah: vocals/guitar Alexander: guitars Jett: bass Hugo: drums


Influences

Cocteau Twins, Slowdive, Dick Diver


Unearthed artists we like

Big White, The Ocean Party, Body Type


Bio

Sunscreen started when Sarah Sykes invited Alexander McDonald and Hugo Levingston over for a jam. She was too scared to show her songs (or idea for a band name) to anyone else.
Through the Summer of 2016 the trio wrote their first songs in Sarah’s sweaty Newtown garage. Fast-forward to now, with the addition of Jett Amity on bass and dreamy backing vocals, Sunscreen are ready to deliver ultimate UV protection for the emotions and soul.
 
Spearheaded by Alex’s instantly catchy guitar riffs, Sunscreen's guitar-pop places dreamy Cocteau Twins-esque vocal melodies over driving post-punk-inspired beats. Or something like that... don't ask the band, clearly.

"Sarah's voice draws you in, the band closes the door behind you, and then it's just a matter of enjoying the ride. I did." - Richard Kingsmill, Triple J

"Sunscreen show immense promise with their songs, which were quirky and lovable but, most importantly, fresh (with lyrics to match). Sunscreen are bringing something new to the Sydney live music scene, something that would be difficult to replicate. They have a vital uniqueness that most acts never find and it's exciting to see" - The Music

'In the young lifespan of Sydney quartet Sunscreen, I’m yet to hear a song that I haven’t thoroughly frothed' - IOHYOU

Though also a member of Sydney band FLOWERTRUCK, Sunscreen is Sarah’s first endeavor as a lead vocalist.

In 2017 alone, the band has supported promising acts including The Ocean Party, Rolling Blackouts C.F, Totally Mild, Shining Bird, The Orwells and Jade Imagine. This November, the band are to support DMA's for their Dawning single launch at Paddington Town Hall and RVG for their A Quality of Mercy tour at Oxford Art Factory, ahead of headline shows accompanying the launch of their debut EP, Just a Drop, a split between Dinosaur City Records and Spunk.

Email: sunscreentheband@gmail.com

Facebook: https://web.facebook.com/sunscreentheband/

Instagram: @sunscreen_band

Bandcamp: https://sunscreentheband.bandcamp.com

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/sunscreentheband/now-ive-got-your-heart

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

06 Nov 2017

Triple J
45

i've seen you a coupla times in the last few weeks and each time this song has been such a highlight. sunscreen for the win.

i've seen you a coupla times in the last few weeks and each time this song has been such a highlight. sunscreen for the win.

Review

Review by Tommy Faith Tommy Faith

02 Nov 2017

Triple J
45

The way the two vocals swim around each other like a pair of eels in love - slippery and endearing. A song full of unique and unexpected moments.

The way the two vocals swim around each other like a pair of eels in love - slippery and endearing. A song full of unique and unexpected moments.

Review

Review by Claire Mooney Claire Mooney

31 Oct 2017

Triple J
40

I keep coming back for more. Both your vocals compliment each other so well and you just want to keep listening!

I keep coming back for more. Both your vocals compliment each other so well and you just want to keep listening!