New York trio Sunflower Bean (Jacob Faber, Julia Cumming and Nick Kivlen) have just released their second record, Twentytwo in Blue, and recently completed a month long UK and European tour.
They have now announced that they will play a further 12 shows across the UK in November and December 2018, including their largest headline show to-date at London’s newest venue, the 1,500 capacity Hackney Arts Centre.
Sunflower Bean released Twentytwo in Blue on March 23rd – when all members of the band were 22 years old – which comes almost two years and two months after the release of their critically acclaimed 2016 debut album Human Ceremony. Co-produced by Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s Jacob Portrait (who also mixed the record) and HC-producer Matt Molnar of Friends, Twentytwo in Blue shows Sunflower Bean stay true to their guitar band core and classic rock-inspired roots, while exploring new sonic textures with more direct and progressive themes.
Unlike their debut, which was essentially a compilation of songs Sunflower Bean wrote while still in their teens, Twentytwo in Blue was made in the year between December 2016 and December 2017 and showcases how far the band has come since playing together in their high school days.
UK 2018 Tour dates:
25/8 – Reading, England @ Reading Festival
26/8 – Leeds, England @ Leeds Festival
27/8 – Hull, England @ Central Library
28/8 – Hebdon Bridge, England @ Trades Club
29/8 – Edinburgh, Scotland @ Summerhall Arts
30/8 – Dumfries, Scotland @ Drumlanrig Castle
19/11 – Cardiff, Wales @ The Globe
20/11 – Leeds, England @ The Church
21/11 – Brighton, England @ The Old Market
22/11 – London, England @ Hackney Arts Centre
23/11 – Leicester, England @ Dryden Street Social
25/11 – Oxford, England @ The Bullingdon
26/11 – Glasgow, Scotland @ The Art School
27/11 – Manchester, England @ Academy
28/11 – Portsmouth, England @ Wedgewood Rooms
29/11 – Bristol, England @ SWX
- 30/11 – Cambridge, England @ The Junction
1/12 – Birmingham, England @ Castle & Falcon
For more information or to book visit sunflowerbean.bandcamp.com.