Boomkat Product Review:
Sleepy Sun are from San Francisco, but rather than being yoghurt weaving hippy types too concerned with whether it's an organic Mars bar they're shoving up their you-know-what, these Franciscan's seem to be more interest in making some good old-fashioned racket. They're not a million miles away from Comets on Fire - geographically and sound-wise, and that's probably no mistake. The controlled micro-climate and peace-loving attitude of San Francisco clearly lends itself to chunky psychedelic rock, and as Sleepy Sun crash, bang and wallop their way into opener 'New Age' it's clear they've only disdain for healing crystals. Before long we're dipping our toe into 'Red/Black' and for two short minutes the band, led by a gasping Honey Pie Brown, explode in a mess of overdrive and double-time percussion. 'Embrace' might not be the most original album ever, and is sure to attract plenty of comparison with Brightblack Morning Light and Black Mountain, but then those bands took the sound from somewhere didn't they? Sleepy Sun manage to take on the psychedelic rock sound and they do it with authenticity and conviction - turn the music up and let the peyote do all the rest. Lose yourself.