Described by BBC 6 Music’s Lauren Laverne as “sublime,” indie-folk outfit Suntrapp began as vocalist Jake Houlsby’s response against the greyness and melancholy of his previous musical output; a positive and hopeful change of outlook from him, lyrically and melodically. Jake soon began firming up his invigorating ideas with the help of producer and former Detroit Social Club frontman, David Burn; early demo ‘Fuel For The Fire’ secured him a spot at Generator’s Evolution Emerging showcase in May before debut release ‘All The Seas’ helped land him the North-East’s prestigious Alan Hull Award for songwriting.
Recent single ‘New Morning’, recorded at Camden’s legendary Roundhouse, picked up plaudits from BBC 6 Music as well as ample blog adoration from the likes of The 405, For Folk’s Sake and Folk Radio UK culminating in an appearance at The Roundhouse Rising Festival. Debut EP, ‘Yannina,’ is scheduled for release later in 2014.
Neil Young, The Beach Boys, Fleet Foxes, Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeros, Nick Drake, Bon Iver, Bob Dylan, Debussy.