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Solemn Sun Shine Brightly At Their Old Blue Last Show

Old Subbacultcha

Old Subbacultcha

  Solemn Sun, previously Jim Lockey and the Solemn Sun are back with a new sound and a new name. It's more mature without having lost any of their energy and charm.

The headline act, their Old Blue Last show was opened by the brilliant Andy Oliveri and Champion, all hailing from the Gloucestershire town of Cheltenham, packed punches from start to finish. Opening with the first song to be released from the new material, Josef, they - and I hate to use the cliche - opened with a bang, but they literally did. Launching themselves onto the speakers, Solemn Sun showed they’re back and here to stay.

Jim’s voice stood out and sounded somewhat anthemic. The guitar and the drums were on point with the solo’s captivating your attention, from Simon’s ferocious energy on drums to Chris and Phil’s unmistakable talent on guitar and bass. This is a band that know each other inside out, and it show’s on stage. Their chemistry is second to none, they literally entice you and make you feel part of the show. And the crowd blooming loved it.

Throughout the gig their new material shows the start of even better things. If there is one band to watch this year, look no further than Solemn Sun. Basically everything just works.

If you’re looking for a new band to fall in love with, this is it.

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// ]]> I even was lucky enough to nab Jim to answer some questions about their new start…
click here to read the interview. Written by Harriet Flook