TUNE SONS - Rise
SONS released their blistering fourth single, ‘Rise’ on December 1, via Till Deaf Do Us Party Records across iTunes and all digital platforms.
Following on from the successes of their first three singles, ‘Reptiles’ and ‘A Love Song?’ and ‘Zealot’, the Brighton duo return in supercharged form with their newest track. If their previous singles were big, ‘Rise’ is blatantly anthemic, a jarring atonal guitar riff paves the way for a chorus drop that is intense but mammoth. ‘Rise’ showcases SONS ability to write sharp and catchy hooks while never compromising on their message. In times of political uncertainty, the newest single is the band’s most direct comment. Speaking on the track, singer Lee Meldrum said, "I wrote Rise after watching a sketch by Jonathan Pie. It's mostly about how a lot of the younger generation feel they have lost their voice in the political landscape but don't do much about it rather that complain over social media. I feel it's like a call to arms that if they keep on being ignored and silenced there will be an uprising.”
Recently, the band had wildly popular shows at Reading Festival, The Great Escape, Soccer Six, as well as a number of gigs across the UK. With more gigs lined up over the coming months, SONS is a name to keep an eye on for the remainder of 2017 and beyond. SONS played their debut BBC Introducing Session for BBC South on 29th July. ‘Rise’ is the band’s second release via Till Deaf Do Us Party Records home to JOHN, Frauds and NIGHT OWLS.
SONS is made up of brothers Lee and Nick Meldrum who have been making music with one another for little over a year. Support from Rocked, Punked and Soccer Six Playlists, Spotify; Huw Stephens and Phil Taggart, BBC Radio 1; Tom Robinson The BBC Introducing Mixtape, BBC 6 Music; John Kennedy, Radio X (incl. X-Posure Big One, X-Posure evening playlist and live session); Virgin Radio, 4 weeks on Tim Cocker’s Evening Playlist; Alex Baker, featured Artist Of The Week, Kerrang! Radio; Charlie Ashcroft, Elise Cobain, Jim Gellatly, Amazing Radio; Goldierocks, The Selector British Council Music; Melita Dennett, BBC Introducing South including live session; Music Matters, Indie Rage Radio; Soundlab, Evening Playlisting; Morphe Radio; Ralph’s Indie Show, RadioKC; GTFM; Brighton Unsigned; Clash Music; as well as featuring on Huw Stephens’ Radio 1’s Best of BBC Introducing Playlist.