After fifteen years of friendship, Leeds-based pop-folk band Sunflower Thieves are a strong “soulful sisterhood” (LeftLion 2018) nurturing a unique sound. The much-anticipated debut EP, Hold the Storm, released February 2017, combines rich harmonies and honest lyrics to sooth the mind. Each Sunflower Thieves track is hugely personal to the songwriters, hence the intimate atmosphere and sincere performance you experience in watching them. One year on, brand new single Two Halves, released September 2018, is no exception to this.
Both singers, guitarists and keyboard players, in live performance, Sunflower Thieves are storytellers, and their friendly chatter invites you in, in between the captivating stories of loss, friendship, and hope, portrayed through ethereal vocal harmonies and heartfelt lyrics.
Since being joined by their band, Sunflower Thieves have taken their bigger and brighter sound to many festivals across the country, from YNOT Festival to Dot To Dot Nottingham to How The Light Gets In, and even overseas to Maiwoche in Osnabruck, Germany. Whether it is performing as an acoustic duo at Sofar Sounds gigs, or as a band at their own headline shows, you will immediately warm to Sunflower Thieves.
– Dean Jackson, DJ, BBC Introducing East Mids
“Sunflower Thieves have never been bolder as a four-piece with a bigger, brighter sound and accomplished collection of songs.”
– Nailed, Belper Independent News.
“There’s more than a little of The Staves in the vocal, an innocent coming-of-age to the lyrics, and a beautiful pastoral naivety to these shy but confessional songs”
– Storge, Derby Music, Arts and Culture website
“Beautiful…just beautiful” – Dean Jackson, DJ, BBC Introducing East Mids. “Their songs were as hauntingly beautiful live as they are online, and they’re well worth a watch if you’re a First Aid Kit fan.”
– LeftLion Magazine, Nottingham
SOURCE: Official Bio