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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.

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Wider than the Sky

“Stunning, morose grandeur… 40 Watt Sun generate a gloomy grace unique in modern music.” Kerrang! (UK)

“This is a special album to be discovered, lived with and treasured.” Powerplay (UK)

“Wider than the Sky is everything any 40 Watt Sun fan has dreamed it could be…and more besides.” Terrorizer (UK)

“An introverted record of unpretentious music, stripped of any external considerations… Profound music worth exploring.” Decibel (US)

“…Tempting to conclude that this is Mr. Walker's most mature, nuanced set of songs to date.” The Quietus

“Wider than the Sky is a beautiful presentation of honesty, dreams, sadness and passion, and 40 Watt Sun are a band to be engulfed by.” Scene Point Blank

“Wider than the Sky is a fully engrossing experience.” Svbterranean

“40 Watt Sun have found their own perfect way to channel the unlimited emotional potential of music.” Itdjents

“40 Watt Sun’s latest record is likely to find itself among the best records released this year.” The Sludgelord

“…decisive and thoughtful. Its acoustic laments and electric highlights are utterly enthralling.” The Monolith

  • Album of the Month Terrorizer Terrorizer
  • Powerplay Magazine - 10 / 10
  • Scene Point Blank - 9 / 10
  • Svbterranean - 9.8 / 10

  • doom-metal.com - 9 / 10
  • Heavy Pop - 9 / 10
  • Metalstorm.net - 9 / 10
  • StreetClip.TV - 9 / 10
  • Itdjents.com - 9.5 / 10

  • Pasifagresif - 8.5 / 10
  • Metal Hammer UK - 8 / 10
  • Kerrang! - KKKK
  • Zero Tolerance magazine - 5 / 6

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

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For booking and concert enquiries please contact
maxx@tonedeaftouring.com

For press enquiries please contact
becky@pioneermusicpress.com

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

For general enquires please contact
band@40wattsun.com