BBC Music Introducing StageSunday12:30 pm
UK-based quintet crafting sun-drenched, blistering pop. Punctured by explosive guitars and deftly fusing elements of shoegaze and indie with the edginess of garage rock, Saltwater Sun are marshalled by Jennifer Stearnes’ gritty yet infectious vocals.
Childhood friends, the group formed in Reading and alongside Stearnes are comprised of; Dan Kingham and Joel Neale on guitar, bassist Rob Carter and drummer Benny Chandler.
The five piece issued their debut single ‘Habit On My Mind’ in 2015 to critical acclaim from the online community and BBC introducing, closely following this initial success with their debut EP: ‘Wild’, featuring the single ‘Making Eyes’ and later, with the release of the widely supported single ‘Now or Never’.
Having spent the last 18 months working on new material, Saltwater Sun returned with heavyweight single ‘The Wire’, which topped the Hype Machine charts as well as earning BBC R1, Radio X and BBC 6 Music airtime.
Gaining a reputation for precocious and energetic performances, Saltwater Sun thrived on their return to the live circuit this year with capacity shows at The Great Escape and Are You Listening? Festivals. Saltwater Sun’s latest single ‘Hot Mess’ is out now!