Sunflower Bean's Top 5 Tour Bus Tracks. Sunflower Bean run us throughÂ their top 5 tour bus listens, track by track. Brooklyn rock group, Sunflower Bean, released a blazing sophomore LP Twentytwo in Blue last week and are currently in the midst of a UK/EU tour
Posted: 28 March 2018 Words: Bianca Eddleston
Sunflower Bean run us through their top 5 tour bus listens, track by track.
Brooklyn rock group, Sunflower Bean, released a blazing sophomore LP Twentytwo in Blue last week and are currently in the midst of a UK/EU tour, supporting their new record. Twentytwo in Blue has just hit the UK Top 40 album chart, an exciting first for them. Having already completed a North American tour this year, the band are well acquainted with the long road. Every touring musician is familiar with the soul-saving qualities a tour bus playlist can provide. The songs which have helped them get through the neverending next-stops, the songs that keep them 'pumped', or help bring them down after the post-show buzz. We asked Sunflower Bean to run us through their go-to top 5 tour bus tracks. Here's what they had to say, track by track:
'Last Nite' - The Strokes
Julia:The strokes are a band that we always agree on in the car. When Sunflower Bean started, Nick and Jacob didn't really know about The Strokes. They thought they were just not for them or something. And then we (me and our manager Crista) showed them Is This It and blew their damn minds. If someone is in a bad mood, put on Is This It. Someone is hungry? Put on Is This It. Last Nite is the quintessential song from the record, and it deserves to be on our favourite tour bus tracks.
'Mass Production' - Iggy Pop
Julia:This is a song that stresses me out, but I like it. If something doesn’t make me feel a little sick, did I really feel it at all? This song kind of feels like a panic attack and is good for weird moods. But if we’re in traffic, forget about it, it’s too stressful and we have to turn it off. But still! Check it out!!!!
'Through the Wire' - Kanye West
Julia:Do I really have to explain this one? It’s amazing. Kanye is rapping with his jaw wired shut!!!! There’s nothing to make you feel more inspired for a show than someone (Kanye) who can still rap after getting into a car accident and breaking his jaw.
'On the Road Again' - Canned Heat
Nick:This is my ultimate night time driving track, it’s so ominous and creepy in the best way. The psychedelic drone sounds like a ghost driving a motorcycle across the desert in the moonlight.
'A Milli' - Lil Wayne
Jacob:For some reason, this song is often played after a long drive as we are rolling into a new city. Its the perfect wake up/pump up song for a solid load in and soundcheck!
Take a listen to Sunflower Bean's top five tour tracks below. Their second LP, Twentytwo In Blue came out 23rd of March via Mom + Pop records for more info see here.
28/3 - Newcastle upon Tyne, UK @ Riverside
29/3 - Leeds, UK @ Wardrobe
30/3 - Manchester, UK @ Gorilla
31/3 - Liverpool, UK @ The Magnet
01/4 - Glasgow, UK @ Stereo
03/4 - Bristol, UK @ Thekla
05/4 - Brighton, UK @ Concorde 2
06/4 - London, UK @ Koko
09/4 - Paris, FR @ Point Ephemere
10/4 - Antwerp, Belgium @ TRIX VZW
11/4 - Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Paradiso
12/4 - Hamburg, Germany @ Molotow
13/4 - Copenhagen, Denmark @ Loppen
14/4 - Berlin, Germany @ Rosis
15/4 - Vienna, Austria @ Chelsea Club
17/4 - Lausanne, Switzerland @ Le Romandie
18/4 - Zurich, Switzerland @ Bogen F
19/4 - Cologne, Germany @ Blue Shell
20/5 - Gulf Shores, AL @ The Hangout Music Festival
^ - w/ Sleigh Bells
Photo Credit: Andy DeLuca