THE WAYWARD SUNS
The Wayward Suns weave together raw, earthy instrumentation with spirited vocal delivery, they create a collage of sounds that'll leave you hanging on every note. With their textured, rhythmic blend of genres." Happy Magazine 2018
The deep funk rhythm section is peppered with the melodic counterpoint of sizzling guitar lines and powerful turntable samples, complimented by a rootsy growl which juxtaposes the DJ/MC’s conscious hip hop lyricism.
The last couple of years has been huge for The Wayward Suns. The release of their debut album 'Paradigm' was a resounding success and was nominated for album of the year in The Gold Coast Music awards. They also claimed victory in the Passport to Airlie national battle of the bands. This is the largest of its kind in Australia, which puts bands from all over the country in competition to win a spot on the main stage at one of Queensland's largest music festivals. The band’s hard work and dedication to their craft has served them well. They are consistently lighting up shows with their mystical expressions of truths, love & party, bringing life to the Gold Coasts best venues such as The Night Quarter, Miami Marketta and the Miami Shark Bar. The band is certainly no stranger to festivals either, performing at Brisbane Festival, Buskers by the Creek, Glow festival, Mardigrass, Wallapalooza, The Airlie Beach Festival of Music & Rolling Sets Festival Coffs Harbour.
The Wayward Suns have meticulously crafted a free flowing and ambitious listening experience, which is highly deserving of the attention of those with a penchant for the aforementioned musical styles, and is yet another impressive addition to the ranks of world class sounds being concocted right here on the Gold Coast. "BlankGC 2018"
Late 2019 the band has released their first single of the upcoming 2nd album release, named Real Shift, which premiered their first independent music video, filmed with support of the Gold Coast massive at the acclaimed 2019 GC venue of the year Vinnies Dive Bar. Real Shift blazed a pioneering path through the timeless echoes of the current status quo, "Live on top, change the system, lose the banks, who's goin' to miss them; this whole worlds for you and me, let's rewrite this reality ... "
Waywardly travelling along the path of the fool, April 1st saw their second single release for 2020 labelled “Mystery”, stripped back and simple in it’s essence, this song embodies that taking the listener on a mystic journey through a fused, surreal landscape of flowing rhythm and emotion.
Coming out of the mystery The Wayward Suns shine a light on true knowing of self. Lyrically it is complex and meaningful and explores the 'mystery' of life, love and what it means to walk this earth with the best intentions at heart, intertwined with the wayward signature mix of hip hop and roots. Essentially, Mystery in every sense of the statement manifests boundlessly across all states of sound and consciousness.
For the near future the band is focused on recording the next studio album in 2020 which is currently being produced and recorded at Love Street studios. They have lit up their main stage shows supporting Australian local & international legends; Hilltop Hoods, the Rubens, Mallrat, Lime Cordial, Sneaky Sound System, The Beautiful Girls, Killing Heidi, Marcia Hines, Ash Grunwald, Elektric Lemonade, The Mason Rack Band & Melbourne Ska Orchestra.
“If you’re not already across the colourful, vibrant sounds of Gold Coast five-piece The Wayward Suns, it’s definitely time you changed that. "Happy Magazine 2018
"Gold Coast based five-piece The Wayward Suns arrived with their debut full-length album / Live Music Show Paradigm, arrived with the
"Cosmic groove-fusion merchants The Wayward Suns are a collective whose blazing, good times vibe is on the rapid ascension across the local music landscape." BlankGC 2018
"Gold Coast’s conscious hip-hop purveyors The Wayward Suns. Perennial crowd favourites, renowned for laying down the good vibes in generous doses" BlankGC 2019
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