The three-piece band – best known for introspective, down-beat songwriting – began recording their sophomore album earlier this year, and have confirmed that it is reaching the final stages of being mixed. Following The Inside Room – which collected high praise from fans and critics alike – the band have focussed on playing live, before more recently turning their attention to writing and recording a follow up collection of songs.
Guitarist and vocalist, Patrick Walker commented:
“While the songwriting remains progressively consistent in style and tone from all things previous, we’ve adopted a far more sparse and stripped-down sound and production for this new collection of songs.
Anybody keenly anticipating a repeat of The Inside Room’s wall-of-sound guitars approach may be left wanting. But beyond the patent differences, the emphasis has remained focussed on strong melody and emotion and on creating beautiful and honest music; and this record contains, I hope, the most beautiful songs I have written.”
Before gearing up to release the album, the band have a string of shows over the coming months, where they will play a selection of tracks from the upcoming, as yet untitled, new album, as well as earlier fan favourites.
Upcoming 40 WATT SUN live dates:
4th September – St Pancras Old Church, London, UK
6th September – The Corporation, Sheffield, UK
18th September – Freakout Club, Bologna, Italy
19th September – Lo Fi, Milano, Italy
16th – 17th October – Blow Up Festival, Helsinki, Finland
7th November – Damnation Festival, Leeds, UK
20th – 21st November – Hammer of Doom Festival, Wurzburg, Germany
More details about the album, and release, will be available in the coming months.