Lush with addicting progressions, an all around edgy yet soulful vocal style with persistent pop undertones, Animal Sun’s sonic appeal boasts the aesthetic of indie rock anthems. Formed in 2015 and lead by two brothers; primary vocalist/songwriter Steven Blake and drummer William Alton originally cut their teeth playing in small clubs up and down the east coast. Deciding to name the band Animal Sun was in dedication to their late friend and musical compadre James Sun, who’s life was tragically cut short in 2011.
By 2017, Animal Sun began recording rough cuts of songs with Virginia Beach local legend Robert Ulsh. The band was soon appearing all over local radio, playing national sized stages, and opening for noteworthy acts such as The Frights , The Orphan The Poet, and Alvarez Kings throughout the region. Flash-forward to fall 2018 and Steven Blake had moved to Los Angeles, California where he began production with Grammy award-winning engineer Robert Margouleff, and partner Aaron “Zeus” Zepeda. Together they selected a number of songs from Animal Sun’s catalog that would become the band's first major recording.
Their lead single "Girl in Blue" was released on June 20th, 2019, and very quickly made its way onto renowned alternative stations such as idobi radio and even snagging the number 5 spot on KROQ "Locals Only". Picking up momentum very quickly, the band released their debut EP “Beginnings” and a music video for the single “Girl in Blue” at the end of summer 2019.
Listen to our new single "Girl in Bue" today!
"These southern region/stateside rockers bring a superbly melodic alternative rock underbelly with gorgeously haunting atmospheric musicianship exhibitions of ‘soaring and roaring’ riff charms, ‘gleaming and beaming’ vocal warmths and rhythm packs that ‘move and groove’ out an ace groove bounce entirely."
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