Sundowners third album ‘Pulling Back The Night’ comes seeped in 70’s vibes via shimmering heat haze and beaching on Merseyside’s shores. This exclusive Blood Records release comes on neon green and black starburst effect LP, signed by the band and hand-numbered on a first-come-first-serve basis.
Members Fiona Skelly and Niamh Rowe reveal the first single (titled the same as the album), co-written with indie-pop powerhouse, Clean Cut Kid, from their third long-player, one sculpted in collaborative spirit with Paul Weller, Steve Craddock and members of The Coral.
Written and recorded around the Wirral, Liverpool and Surrey, and mixed by James Skelly, a sense of beautiful yearning pervades the free-flowing alt-folk of Pulling Back The Night, moored in choppy waters at the confluence of pain and joy. Sundowners explain the single in brief, saying: “Tumultuous lovers whose strengths are their weaknesses. Sick with self-destruction and the only cure is each other.”
Influences including Jackson Browne, Shangri La’s, Rolling Stones, Mapache, Drug Dealer, Weyes Blood, Kacy and Clayton and Marlon Williams can, by Skelly and Rowe’s open admission, claim a place amongst the constituency of greats whose weight is felt across Pulling Back The Night.
As well as Mike and Evelyn of Clean Cut Kid joining Sundowners for the first single, Pulling Back The Night’s impressive list of collaborations can now be revealed, starting with two tracks co-written with Paul Weller, titled Night Watcher and A Thousand Doors, alongside further tracks recorded with Weller and drummer Steve Pilgrim.
The Coral’s Nick Power shares credits on I’m Not The One as Steve Craddock joins on guitars, Skelly takes a co-writing and performing position on Wild Sisters, while their bandmate, the multi-instrumentalist Paul Molloy appears on five out of ten.
Please note that Blood Records is a pre-ordering platform and this record is due for release on April 22nd 2022. All images for illustrative purposes.