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Rising Indie-Rock Quintet The Utopiates Premiere Rousing New Single “The Sun Also Rises”

Rising indie-rock band The Utopiates are premiering the video for rousing new single “The Sun Also Rises” with V13. Check it out here.



Rising indie-rock outfit The Utopiates return with a rousing feel-good indie jam ‘The Sun Also Rises’, lifted from the upcoming album due this May through V2 Records.

The single, which follows on from their recent singles, the 90s rave-tinged “Ups and Downs”, “Making History” and “Illuminise”, sees the band continue their musical evolution and comes as they hit the road for a series of shows and festivals across the UK this spring, culminating in a special headline show at the legendary 100 Club in London.

Check out our premiere of the video here:

They say: “It’s a beautiful thing that “The Sun Also Rises” has become the track it is today. It epitomizes the unity in the band and points to a big future in so many ways. It’s the first tune we’ve written from the ground up as a full band operating as the well-oiled machine we are today. Joe and Luke (our rhythm section) were jamming this really beautiful groove around that bass riff and Josh quickly latched onto it and built these kaleidoscopic guitar hooks all over it and we were off. We loved it immediately.

The idea for the title (and the album title as well) came from Dan’s lockdown obsession about the roaring 20’s repeating itself in the 21st century. A pandemic subsides and bringing about the dawn of a golden age of hedonism and art. It’s stolen from Hemingway’s first novel and we think it typifies what The Utopiates has always been about; hope. ‘When one moon fades our light turns to shade but the sun also rises’.”

Tour Dates:

05/05 – The Crown, Bristol
05/06 – Deaf Institute, Manchester
05/11 – Dead Wax, Birmingham
05/12 – Brudenell, Leeds
06/02 – The 100 Club, London

The Utopiates release The Sun Also Rises in May through V2 Records and you can pre-order your copy here.

Artwork for ‘The Sun Also Rises’ by The Utopiates

I have an unhealthy obsession with bad horror movies, the song Wanted Dead Or Alive and crap British game shows. I do this not because of the sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll lifestyle it affords me but more because it gives me an excuse to listen to bands that sound like hippos mating.