The Sunshine Delay - KEEP IT TOGETHER
Wrong Train Records
Release date — October 17th 2011
Since 2001, The Sunshine Delay have been winning admirers throughout the UK and the USA for their classy original songs, cohesive musicianship and a style that blends the best elements of Country, Roots and Power Pop.
KEEP IT TOGETHER is their superb second album, destined to gain the band even more success and a legion of new fans. The new release is a collection of eleven original songs where all band members have an input to song writing and musical arrangement. From the superbly anthemic opener, Last Generation To Die, to the acoustic folk influenced closer, The Angels’ Share; the listener hears a band at the top of their game. Standout tracks include Desperate Man, showing a distinct Stones/Faces strut and swagger, Slow Day For Love, a slice of heartfelt Americana and Mng Of The Small Town, which shows the band heading in a slightly more ‘indie’ direction, yet still keeping a commerciality in the song.
The Sunshine Delay comprises Paula McKee on vocals and guitar, David McKee on vocals and bass, guitarist lain Barbour and, holding down the beat, Brendan O’Brien on all things
percussive. Guest musicians on the album are George Stott on guitars and mandolin and the famed Ali Petrie on keyboards.
KEEP IT TOGETHER was recorded at The Depot in Edinburgh, where it was engineered and mixed by Gerry Boyle.
Their debut album, OUTBAGEOUS EXPECTATIONS, was released in May 2004 and received critical acclaim, excellent reviews and gained airplay on radio stations up and down the UK, including BBC Fiadic Scotiand where tracks were heard on the Brand New Opry, the Tom Morton Show and the Iain Anderson show and they also performed a live session on the Arts Show.
Appealing to fans of REM, Matthew Sweet, The Jay hawks and Lucinda Williams, amongst others, the foursome have chalked up two successful USA summer tours, as well gigging intensively around the UK to appreciative audiences, building a loyal fan base.
Based in Edinburgh and big on the Scottish Americana scene, impressive supports have included opening for Dave Alvin, Chuck Prophet, Allison Moorer and Robbie Fulks. They’ve also played as backing band for the likes of Jason Ringenberg (from The Scorohers), Dolly Varden, Amy Rigby and Tandy.
“Scotiand’s finest alt-country roots rockers”
". . .a band that deserves to go far in the unpredictable worid of music"
". . its all about the music, great melodies, well-written lyrics beautifully presented. ltis a recipe that many would do well to emulate"
"The Sunshine Delay. . .hats oft to them"
Scotland on Sunday