The Steampunk Music genre is up and coming. There are no rules, it is an open market. The variety is wonderful and multifaceted. Because of this, the next few blogs will be dedicated to Steampunk music artists.
Sunday Driver UK, like it’s name, is based out of the UK. The seven member band is a wonderful ensemble and its début album is fabulous and unique. This British band is a great example of Asian Fusion gone right.
The Gayatri Mantra is a perfect example of that signature uniqueness. This particular song takes the listener on a journey through the aether to India.
Then the band spits you into the streets of London, or so I imagine, with the second track Black Spider. The rhythm and pace of the song combined with the lead vocals easily sweeps you into the story. There is an urgency that keeps the listener completely involved.
From here the album slows down for a few songs, then sweeps you up again with Bakul Bagan Road. Yet again the sitar takes you on a journey across the seas and aether.
Their talent shines with their variety. To pick up a listener and sling them around the world with a single song is an impressive feat. As a listener I love every moment of it. The lead vocalist moves from strength to trepidation convincingly. The song Heroes spotlights their canny lyrics.
Sunday Driver Members are:
Chandy Nath: Vocals
Kat Arney: Harp, Clarinet
Amit Jogia: Tabla
Joel Clayton: Guitar & Sitar
Scot Jowett: Drums
Checkout their website: http://www.sundaydriver.co.uk/ and the free music downloads they offer.
They have links to their Facebook, Twitter and MySpace profiles as well.