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40 Watt Sun is a London-based band formed in early 2009, featuring songwriter Patrick Walker, best known for his previous band, Warning, drummer Christian Leitch and bass player and producer William Spong.

40 Watt Sun's music is characterised by down-tempo rhythms, sparse arrangements and introspective lyrical themes, as well as Patrick Walker's poignant vocals.

Their debut album, The Inside Room, was recorded over three days and nights at The Library Studio in London, and was produced and mixed entirely by the band. It features five new songs of original material, as well as a bonus song on the limited-edition vinyl release. It was released on Cyclone Empire on March 4th 2011 in the EU, and Metal Blade in the US.

The band are currently working on material for their second release.

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Shows and Artwork

Releases

40 Watt Sun The Inside Room

"Pat Walker returns after the demise of Warning with 40 Watt Sun and delivers an album that can only be described as heartbreakingly beautiful." Roadburn (NL)

"Anyone with a pulse will call it truly affecting ...The Inside Room is something special." MSN Entertainment (US)

"It may still be early days but The Inside Room is a real contender for album of the year." Metal Hammer (UK)

"...this is music to sooth the spirit rather than heal it, to move mind rather than body." Kerrang! (UK)

"This is special music that transcends any genre boundaries, makes them meaningless. Awarding any album a perfect score is a bold statement but I genuinely wouldn’t change a single thing about “The Inside Room”. This is simply a beautiful album that deserves to be heard." Powerplay (UK)

 

  • Terrorizer - 8.5 / 10
  • Metal Hammer - 9 / 10
  • Rock Hard - 9 / 10
  • Kerrang! - KKKK
  • Scream Magazine - 5 / 6

  • Powerplay - 10 / 10
  • Big Five - 10 / 10
  • Powermetal.de - 10 / 10
  • Ancientspirit.de - 12 / 12
  • Metal Storm - Album of the Year 2011
  • Pitchfork - #4 Albums of the Year

  • Metal.de - 8 / 10
  • Sweden Rock Magazine - 8 / 10
  • Lastrit - 9.5 / 10
  • Inferno - 4 / 5
  • Decible - Top 10 Album of the Year

Videos

Restless performed at The Savoy Theatre, Helsinki, FInland.

Many thanks to:

Show production: Blow Up That Gramophone, Esa Valkeajärvi
Video crew: Heikki Suomi & Tumppi Helle

Editing: Saku Tamminen

 

A video of Jason Molina's 'Lioness', performed at The Savoy Theatre, Helsinki, October 2013

Many thanks to:

Show production: Blow Up That Gramophone, Esa Valkeajärvi
Video crew: Heikki Suomi & Tumppi Helle
Editing: Saku Tamminen

Contact us

Please use the contact form or send us an email below

For European concert enquiries and press please contact
band@40wattsun.com

For US concert enquiries please contact
ed@dottodotmanagement.com

For merchandise and store enquiries please contact
shop@40wattsun.com

For personal enquiries please contact
patrickrwalker@hotmail.co.uk