Band Releases New Southern Souls Session Featuring Teaser Pt. II, Sweet Marie and Cowboys + Drugs From Their Debut Album Northern Lies
Fresh off the release of their well received debut album, Northern Lies, Toronto folk n’ roll rockers, Sun K, are ready to get back on the road for their WESTERN SKIES TOUR. Kicking off in Winnipeg on June 24th, the tour will see the band head across the country. Before they dust off their suitcases, the group will tear up the NXNE scene, including performances @ The Bellwoods Great Hearts Festival and the MMR/Pipe&Hat showcase @ The Rivoli on Saturday, June 20th. To get everyone in the mood for their tour, they have released a 3 song live video session with Southern Souls that taped at Porcelain Records.
UPCOMING TORONTO DATES
June 20 – The Live In Bellwoods – Great Heart Festival
June 20 – Rivoli (NXNE) – MMR/Pipe & Hat Showcase @ 2am ET
June 21 – The Horseshoe Tavern (NXNE) w/ The Sadies @ 2pm ET
SUN K WESTERN SKIES TOUR 2015
June 24 – Winnipeg, MB @ Times Change(d) High and Lonesome Club
June 26 – Brandon @ The Double Decker Tavern
June 27/28 – Dauphin, MB @ Countryfest
June 29 – Regina, SK @ Artful Dodger Café & Music Emporium
June 30 – Calgary, AB @ Ironwood
July 1 – Fernie, BC – Canada Day
July 4 – Hay River NT @ Hay Days Festival
July 6 – Red Deer, AB @ Fratters Speakeasy
July 8 – Saskatoon, SK @ Capitol Music Club
July 11 – Thunder Bay, ON @ The Foundry
*more dates to be announced soon
Produced by Cone McCaslin, whose credits also include The Strumbellas and Operation MD, and mixed by Gus Van Go and Werner F, the eight songs that made up Northern Lies caught the attention of media across the country. Beatroute Magazine said: ““There are equal parts of previous decades here while vocally some more recent acts come to mind. Nowhere is this more apparent on “New York City Blues” which showcases everything Sun K is capable of. While the members of the band are relatively young, they must have access to good record collections. In a niche fraught with fraudsters, they come across honestly.” While Toronto Star’s Chris Young said, “…off a couple listens there’s much to like, including Kristian Montano’s husky baritone, the organ swirls of Stuart Retallack, and the band’s sure touch and dynamics on Montano’s carefully constructed songs that go from pensive to rousing and recall Lou Reed, Joel Plaskett and the Gaslight Anthem.”
Sun K’s line-up features a sonically dynamic group of guys, including front man Kristian Montano, keyboardist Stuart Retallack who also plays horns, guitarist and fiddler Kevin Michael Butler, bassist JuHang Sin and a new addition to the group is drummer Scott Tiller.
Be sure to catch them this summer!
“The band bring together a gritty blend of rock, blues and folk, led by vocalist Kristian Montano. Going for a vocal delivery in the vein of Julian Casablancas and Lou Reed, he pairs his singing chops with a guitar sound “honed directly through the Neil Young songbook.”” - EXCLAIM
“Even though this is only a debut album, you’ll want to keep your eye on this band for more because they’re surely going places.” CANADIAN BEATS
“Sun K may be just the next big rock act to emerge out of Toronto, and if Northern Lies proves anything, it’s that sometimes, in order to keep moving forward, we need to look back for inspiration.” HEAVY PRESS