Few experiences come close to the exhilaration of discovering a particular sound; the music of a band or artist that makes you not only sit up and pay attention, but seek out that same band or artist’s music for years into the future.
Sunnyboys were a band in the early 1980s who made more than a few Australian music lovers take notice. Sticky discovered them a few years later, around the time the Oxley brothers, Jeremy and Peter, drummer Bil Bilson and guitarist Richard Burgman called it quits following a handful of sublime albums and EPs. One of those EPs, the very first, released in December of 1980, featured Alone With You, a song that would soon become synonymous with the group, with Jeremy Oxley’s incisive lyrical style and his unmistakeable guitar playing.
Now, 40 years after Sunnyboys released their first dazzling EP and half-a-dozen years since Jeremy Oxley thankfully re-united with his bandmates, those original four songs have been re-released with four new Sunnyboys recordings. Yes, four new recordings to feast the ears upon, including a re-working of the brilliant Can’t You Stop, a track Jeremy originally recorded in 1986 under the name the Fishermen.
Lovers (On Another Planet’s Hell), which originally appeared on Sunnyboys’ Get Some Fun album, along with Strange Cohesion, written after Get Some Fun was recorded, and Way After Five, originally a solo recording by Jeremy in 1991, complete this wonderful new eight-track Sunnyboys 40 release, which will be available on all formats November 29.