40 Watt Sun’s debut album ‘The Inside Room’ was released in 2011 to widespread critical acclaim. Tours of the USA and Europe followed as well as notable one-off festival performances at Roadburn (NL), Getaway Rock (SWE), and Damnation (UK). Showcasing their musical dexterity the band also played a very well received acoustic set at the prestigious Savoy Theatre in Helsinki, Finland.
The band have since entered the studio to begin work on their much-anticipated second album. Marking a significant progression in songwriting and performance, both sparser in tone but retaining the emotional depth of the debut.
40 Watt Sun’s music takes the listener through many different spaces, the songwriting both powerful and intimate. There is a subtlety at play, defined by delicate guitar lines and introspective lyrical themes, underpinned by thoughtful flourishes of bass and held by the ebb and flow of drums. Eschewing the need for conventional structure, the songs wash over the listener in waves of melody, the down-tempo nature of the music sparse yet dense, dynamic without bombast, plaintive but strong. Carefully orchestrated instrumentation, coupled with unique and poignant vocals, ensure 40 Watt Sun’s music will stay with you long after the songs have finished.