OFFER****DEAL****NEVER BEFORE HEARD SUNLOUNGER MATERIAL Undergroove have a limited amount of Sunloungers debut album ‘Some is good More is Better Too much is just right’ for sale at a ridiculously low price.. go buy a copy (or any Servers or GU Medicine album) show evidence of purchase and We’ll send you ‘At the end of the Day’ the song that should have been included on the album but was wrongly omitted... We listened to it the other day, it’s a cracking tune
There's no way of evaluating this other than turning it up to eek! levels and surrendering. It's a pure physical fix that Sunlolunger give you, but they press it home with such winning style, wit and a genuinely instinctive understanding of what make great classic rock work. A worthy UK companion piece to The Workhorse Movement's 'Sons Of Pioneers'. You'll few higher recomendations all year" 9/10 Neil Kulkarni, Metal Hammer "....the kind of rhythmic, testosterone sleaze rock that sings of hookers, dirty women, and systematic violence. Sounding like Led Zeppelin on crack with Lemmy supplying vocals, the Barnsley trio are shaping up to be an impenetrable force, held together by the steely stare and lip-curling cool of their menacing singer" KKKKK BEN MYERS, KERRANG "One day soon you will love Barnsley's Sunlounger, because they crash with total conviction, not a little wit, and a shit-sack of love into the frontal lobes with their keg-kicking rock'n roll joyousness..... you'll slaver for them after they've gone. The glorious riffs feed you more than you can chew. When was the last time you actually danced to a rock band?" 4.5/5 Sarah Bee, MELODY MAKER.
SUNLOUNGER "....the kind of rhythmic, testosterone sleaze rock that sings of hookers, dirty women, and systematic violence. Sounding like Led Zeppelin on crack with Lemmy supplying vocals, the Barnsley trio are shaping up to be an impenetrable force, held together by the steely stare and lip-curling cool of their menacing singer" Metal Hammer
So, it's been 5 years today since close friend Pete Williams passed away. 5 years! it seems like only yesterday, him walking through my door on his way home from work, he never knocked, he didn't need to.... Those who knew Pete will understand the feeling of loss close friends and family still feel, and I can say without fear of people thinking it's just old sentimental twaddle, that Pete was unique and loved in one way or another by everyone who's life he happened to enter or become part of. I can still hear him laughing now, I can see him sat at the side of me in the van going to gigs, I can hear him sound checking his drums, looking around after he'd hit his snare drum to see who's attention he'd grabbed with the worlds loudest snare. I can see him under the bonnet of anyones car who needed help, I can still smell the packet of jelly's that were ever present in his hands. In Pete you had a man who never tired of having fun, a mountain of a man who would help people when they needed help and if you didn't need help, he was going to give you some whether you liked it or not. Bless you bud, you were taken way way way too soon my friend...gonna have some Fosters tonight and see if I can come up with some new memories :-)
Sunlounger people .. I only look upon Sunlounger days with immense fondness pride and absolute pleasure... Servers are here now tho.. I have the same exciting feelings now as I had back then for this band .. Go here if you haven't already www.serversband.co.ik and get yourself a server number http://www.serversband.co.ik/
Ok here goes .... The video for my new band Servers first single on Undergroove records is gonna be aired exclusively by front magazine at www.frontarmy.com .... They have it exclusively for 24 hours .... The song is 'universes & supernovas' half evil edit .... Video by Mark Latham featuring Lisha Ruth BlackhurstHave a look and let me know :-)
Informative Message from Servers: To the people who have joined us at the start of this journey; it's nearly time to Serve. Exciting things are being planned and action'd.... We are honored to announce that our debut album 'Leave With Us' will be released on the ultra cool Kudos ridden Undergroove records in February 14', their first LP release in over two years! Our first single EP 'Universes and Supernovas (The Ride) Half Evil Mix' is penciled in for a pre Christmas release. The video for 'Universes' is been shot & directed by the mega talented lens man Mark Latham and features Lisha Blackhurst, who's curiosity in the video leads her to dark places…dark places indeed!
Hope Jase don't mind me posting this diary entry he made ...must have been circa 1998...we only played 'Waiting for the Sun' a handful of times when we set out! ...this was his account of seeing Sunlounger for the first time!.....moment in time captured and all that :-) I could see Lewy walking down Pitt Street. His trench coat pockets bulged like he was hiding some parasitic twin on either side... and despite seeing me on the roof beer garden, he winked, tapped his pocket and stood in the door way at the bottom of the stairs. I ran down to him and he stumbled as he pulled a fat 3 litre cider keg from his inside pocket. I gave him a what the fuck look and he smile back, eyes wide open. He uncorked it and took at swig. ‘Where’s mine? That filth obviously isn’t mine.’ He reach inside and pulled out a bottle of Purple Fanny from his Mary Poppin’s carpet bag inside pocket and a green Mad Dog 20/20 from his outer pocket. I grabbed them both and started trudging back up the metal stair case onto the roof garden. There was a post man sat in the corner rolling a cig, hands all shaking. ‘He probably never made it home after his lunch break,’ I suggested to Lewy. I too pulled out my bacca tin and started to roll. ‘What cds did you bring?’ he asked. I reach into the pocket of my black combat trousers and pulled out three discs, handing them to Lewy He flicked through them – Marilyn Manson, The Doors and White Zombie. ‘I’m going to go in an get some more bacca for later,’ I told him. He handed back the CDs. ‘As Tweedy to put ‘Doors on.’ I walked over the upstairs entrance and took a moment for my eyes to adjust to the sudden lack of sunlight. A band had set up by the Hooch machine. I walked over to the bar. Tweedy finished serving some gangly old fella in a biker jacket. His miserable face turned to me, questioning eye-brows raised. ‘Can you play these tonight?’ I handed him my cd’s. ‘That one first. Can I have a packet o’Golden Virginia n’all?’ He crouched down under the and pulled out a pouch. ‘Two quid,’ he ever so politely said. I slide the money over to him. ‘Ta. Oh... and dunt forget your CD’s this week. If they go walkabarht, dunt blame me.’ I nodded and walked back outside. Katy and Kelly were sat on the wall with Lewy. ‘Aye-up James’ they said in unison. I smiled and walked over to them both.’ ‘You weren’t at college today,’ I said to Katy. ‘Oh aye. I decided to stay off n’try and get rest my course work done for ‘weekend.’ ‘Did you get it done?’ ‘No,’ she said looking away. ‘Who’s on tonight? Not another Bon Jovi tribute?’ ‘Not sure. I saw three of them setting up. Not be long ‘til they’re on, whoever it is. Shall we go in?’ We all stood and walked on indoors and went over to the pool tables. There were a number of folk from college draped over the edges of the pool tables and window sills. They all smiled at me as I wondered in a took a place. I didn’t really know any of them properly yet but recognised most of them. Suddenly, Bodegas went from being silent to being filled with the sounds of John Densmore’s bossa nova percussion on the intro to Break on Through. Lewy stood up and started swaying to the beat. I turned to Katy. ‘What you expect after drinking that shit?’ my eyes directed to his pockets. I went over to the bar and got two Choca Bombs, came back and handed one to Lewy. ‘Where’s Louise?’ ‘She’s coming out later. Might see her in ‘club. Not sure who she’s out with,’ I explained to Lewy. ‘There’s a band on in t’club n’all I think.’ I nodded and Soul Kitchen came on. I looked on over to the bar. Tweedy was pointing at me and talking to some fella he was serving. The fella pointed to the ceiling and then gave thumbs up, as if to acknowledge my choice of music. I held up my drink at him and mouthed the word cheers. ‘Tha picks some right shite, thee’ some lad said to me, laughing. Can’t remember his name. He has a blonde mane and always wears a Megadeth or GnR tee. He can’t judge. Suddenly people started leaving the pool table area and walking over to the base of the band area. Then the music stopped. I got up and made my way to the front. There was a stack of the band’s CD of the floor to my left. I bent over and read the name. Sunlounger. Didn’t reckon much to the name. Sounds a bit happy, I though. The lights went off. The guy that pointed at me from the bar, stood in from of me with hig guitar slung low. He snarled at the mic like Elvis and through himself right into the first song. It was rock n roll but with a sledge hammer. In the background was the deafening sound of a get taking off. I looked at his guitar pedals. I had the same one and wondered why the fuck mine didn’t sound like that. ‘Better than Bon Jovi,’ I said to Lewy. I turned around and saw some bird in a Slippery When Wet top. Chuffin’ hell, I thought. This guys voice was booming. Not heavy, heavy but booming like Andy Cairns from Therapy. This band were bloody good. I couldn’t make out any of the lyrics but the guys introduced one song as Strange Genitalia. I legged to the bar for a pint of Fosters. Normally a bit nervous when I asked for a pint, the music made me feel proper confident and I didn’t even think about someone twigging onto me being sixteen. I rushed back, put my pint on the floor and clasped it between my feet. I pulled out my bacca and rolled on, lit up, lifted my head and blew out smoke into the path of the lights, alternating between red and green. It made me go light headed but when a band you’ve never heard of or seen before as good as this suddenly throws a cover of The Doors’ Waiting For the Sun into your face, nothing matters. I could see Lewy gawping out of the corner or my eye. Fucking magical. This was the first time I’d seen a proper local bands - not that covers shite like Alex, my mate from school, his cousin’s band. They didn’t play long. It was over and done with after forty minutes but like that mattered. Everyone scattered back to their places. I stayed and waved for the singer’s attention. ‘Can I have a CD?’ ‘Yeah mate. Three quid.’ I dug out three pound in change and handed it over. ‘Thanks. That was really good. I loved The Doors song.’ ‘Cheers. We’ll not be doing that much longer. Going to just be doing our own stuff now. We’ll be recording a new EP soon too. Keep an eye out for it.’ ‘Yeah. I will. Tah.’ I walked back over to Lewy. I thought about telling him about the songs I’d been writing. Maybe I could join his band. I then I questioned whether or not him and his mate constituted a band. I’ll leave it, I told myself and neck my pint. White Zombie came onto the sound system. The girls ran over the dance floor that wasn’t really a dance floor. I looked out through the windows. The post-man was still sat outside. Lewy had pulled out a metal canteen from his jacket and shook it in my direction. ‘Damn right,’ I said. I had no idea what it was, but drank some, coughed, wiped my gob and and then rolled another. Good night so far I thought.
The recovery of 'At the end of the Day', (a song that was omitted from the 'Some is good, More is better, Too much is just right' album 2001) was successful...I thought the song had gone forever until I found an old DAT tape in my cellar, I took it through to Axis durin the final Servers recording session where Matt Ellis transferred it onto a CD. It was the last living copy and his DAT machine's been chewing tapes up for fun, that, combined with the fact that the tape had been in a damp cellar for 12 years, made for a nervy operation...I gotta admit it, I was wrong not to put this song on the album. Vocals are a bit shouty, but all in all it's a decent song! I've since remembered the reason why I didn't feel like it worked. Pete Williams had left the band at the point of this recording session and it was Lee Hardman in the drum seat. When the song was written Pete did a kinda of drum solo that echoed what I was doing on the guitar in the middle of the tune, Lee never really had the time or the same sort of style to replicate the same thing Pete did....but 12 years on....who gives a fuck! It's a good song and Lee did a great job drumming on it .... anyone interested will be able to hear the song on the 'Dead files' album (9 Sunlounger songs that never saw the light of day) as soon as I've harvested all the songs in from the different places they exist!
SERVERS update...work's going on relentlessly on the next 4 songs we're readying for the March 8,9,10,11,12th Axis recording session....we're doing 4 songs 'Everything I Have'(working title), 'Run with the Foxes', 'Do Gooders' & 'King Things' ... massively excited to announce that, work commitments permitting, 'Everything I Have' should see another collaboration with the hugely talented Chris Haigh who's work on 'Universes and Supernovas' is nothing short of pure class ...I can't wait to hear that, I let out a little bit of pee every time I think about it!.... all 4 songs are nearing completion in good time...probably cos the weathers so shite and we're fucking housebound ... after the next recording session we'll have 7 completed songs...plan is to record the last 3 songs 'Mothers Grave', 'Drink 'till you want me' & 'Claustraphobia' as soon as possible maybe May which'll complete the album then get this band rolling and in everyone's faces ... shall we rock... :-)
Most excellent Sunlounger news...I've just unearthed a great big box with stacks and stacks of reviews, photos, artwork, gig posters and most exciting of all... a DAT tape containing a song called 'At The End Of The Day' that was recorded for 'some is good, more is better, too much is just right' but never made it to the album, I proper thought this song was lost forever....one thing's for sure, there'll be a place on THE DEAD FILES album when it surfaces (the second album of Sunlounger songs that never got released) ....I'll start trawling through scanning and posting over the coming weeks!...... also in the box, which made me smile, was a glowing review of 'Some is Good....' from the porn magazine Club International ....sweet!
I'm still trying to track two/3 of the songs recorded for Sunlounger's second album that never surfaced....I fear they now may never be found....got a couple more avenues to explore! Meanwhile Craig Wilde is working on some artwork to accompany the record when it surfaces for a free download somewhere
you can get the album 'Some is Good...' from Amazon a used copy for £1.98! ...http://www.amazon.co.uk/product-reviews/B00004Z1DT/ref=dp_db_cm_cr_acr_txt?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1.lol...here's the reviews it got on Amazon:- 5.0 out of 5 stars Brothels and ladyboys have never sounded so appealing, 28 Nov 2000 By A Customer This review is from: Some Is Good, More Is Better, Too Much Is Just Right (Audio CD) Sunlounger are a true flash of brilliance in a stale industry. While the whiny student masses are squabblinbg over whether Kid A is any good or not, Sunlounger are rocking like mentalists and having a bloody good time doing it. Adding MIDI and samples to straight rock and roll music and vocals howled like a man posessed might sound dangerous in theory, but it adds to the air of menace and rage that boils throughout the record. Not once do the songs degenrate into self-indulgence and not once do they outstay their welcome. If the music industry has simply become boiled potatoes, then Sunlounger are the chargrilled honey and mustard chicken with sauteed potatoes and glazed carrots with broken glass in the middle. If you like your music loud and dirty, buy this record; Some Is Good... is one of the finest rock records released this year. 1 of 1 people found the following review helpful 5.0 out of 5 stars British rock at its best, 25 Nov 2000 By A Customer This review is from: Some Is Good, More Is Better, Too Much Is Just Right (Audio CD) Sunlounger are a small band from Barnsley. I first heard Sunlounger's Chameleon on the Radio 1 Rock Show with Mary Anne Hobbs, and loved it, and has to be my favourite track. They can be both brutal and beautiful, often at the same time. Another of the stand out tracks is Puppy Fat (the next single to be released from the album, December 2000 hopefully), with some great riffs, powerful vocals and emotion throughout. This is guitar rock at it's best. They have been called the future of the british rock scene, and you can see why. I can't wait for their next LP 1 of 1 people found the following review helpful 5.0 out of 5 stars wreaks of familiarity, yet is impossible to put your finger, 9 Oct 2000 By A Customer This review is from: Some Is Good, More Is Better, Too Much Is Just Right (Audio CD) Have no fear, for when everyone tires of the same old American tinged down tuned pre-pubescent rantings, and ill fitting hard man image of todays crop of psicophantic nu-metal bands, then Sunlounger will make full & proper sense to all. Their debut album, 'Some is good, more is better, too much is just right', demonstrates, that despite all, some of todays bands can still write classic rock songs, and that the ground broken by the likes of Metallica,Led Zeppelin and Deep Purple etc wasn't broken in vein. This is brutal & bruising stuff, opener, 'Dirty Hands, Dirty Face', lights the touch paper for a collision of mayhem, blood and guts eagerly demonstrating that there are more ways than simply de-tuning your guitar and growling into the mike to create sounds more intense than a nuns orgasm. Every throw on this album is a cocconut.... To summerise, Sunloungers sound, is high octane guitar driven, sample laden rock, that wreaks of familiarity yet is impossible to put your finger on. 1 of 1 people found the following review helpful 4.0 out of 5 stars Dirty Kick Ass Rock N Roll, 9 Oct 2000 By A Customer This review is from: Some Is Good, More Is Better, Too Much Is Just Right (Audio CD) The first CD to be released from Barnsleys finest 3 piece rock band Sunlounger `Some is good, More is better, Too much is just right`. Coming from a small town in Yorkshire cannot do the band any favours to start with but it hasn`t bothered them one little bit. They had their ideas, and probably dreams of what they anticipated and they`ve made these a reality by releasing a fantastic 1st album. This band aren`t afraid to write about things that many people wouldn`t even think, with words such as "Shes gunna nail ye, with her strange genitalia". A stranger listening to this CD for the first time may reluctantly compare these "kerrang darlings" to Groop Dogdrill, but Sunlounger have their own individual sound. With the distinctive voice of lead singer Lee Storrar, and damn right sleazey lyrics like these it should only be a matter of time before this band get signed up by a big record company. The best songs on the album are easily Chameleon, Beauty Fuelled Drive and Mealticket. Sunlounger are already set to release their 2nd album very very shortly so get set to see a lot more of this excellent band!