Album of the week • The Sunflowers
The Intergalactic Guide to Find the Red Cowboy • The Sunflowers at Festival Indigènes
We caught up with The Sunflowers at the Festival Indigènes to discuss this week's album of the week.
The wildest and prettiest duo to break out from Porto, Portugal - The Sunflowers are a psych punk injection of fuzz, feedbacks and alien theories. They started out in 2014 and released a home recorded self-titled EP mainly because of the pure boredom that comes with being a young person in the suburbs. The band began to receive nationwide attention in 2015 with the release of their 2nd EP "Ghosts, Witches and PB&Js" and toured extensively over Portugal and Spain, opening for acts like Thee Oh Sees, The Black Lips, The Parrots, JC Satán, Go!Zilla, among many others. Over the course of 2015 they soon became one of the best emerging bands in Portugal. They recently released an album "The Intergalactic Guide to Find the Red Cowboy" - their most loud, fuzz fueld release yet. There’s a constant energy in their songs, mutating through punk and 60’s psychadelica to classic 50’s rock and roll and surf music. Carlos de Jesus on the guitar, Carol Brandão takes control of the drums - they both sing. How cool is that?
Known as one of the biggest promises in Portugal’s music scene, their live concerts are where they hit it right out of the ballpark - climbing up the PA, smashing guitars, switching instruments (and later destroying them), looping demonish voices… Find them on the road and see for yourself why someone said they’re “the best feedback beating” they’ve had for years. www.facebook.com/thesunflowersmusic/