TUNE Some Bodies - Sunshine
Last year Bristol boys Some Bodies invited you on a dreamlike, madcap trip with their debut album ‘Sunscreen’. An adventure island surrounded by waves of nostalgia and built on a foundation of blissful, retrocentric rock, Some Bodies shape a world over the course of ten impeccably produced pop nuggets that’s distorted yet inviting, told from the point of view of a band looking back at their youth.
The melancholy nature of ‘Sunscreen’ bares all the markings of a half-forgotten summer of freedom before life happens and we’re forced to look at the world without the rose-tinted glasses of adolescence. As such it’s both unforgettable in its melodies and delicately playful, but boasts some hefty modern subject matters such as virtue signaling, climate change, dead-end jobs, celebrity, religion, shame, social media and mental health.
Speaking of the latest single guitarist and songwriter Fred Hickey says, "Sunshine is a weird song. It started as this big, psychedelic, over-the-top Flaming Lips style song that I quickly grew to dislike. But Tom [Nosek - lead singer] was pretty insistent we kept on with it so I rewrote the lyrics. Then our producer Stew Jackson pushed for an even more dramatic chorus, rejigged some chords and played the harp on it. Not many people know that Stew is actually beautiful harp player."
Some Bodies have upcoming live dates with Pregoblin in Bristol, Roadkill Records in London and Psyched Fest in Portsmouth.