JVAL Openair, Begnins
SONS are a band, who like so many before them, began as four friends jamming. It took less than a year of playing together for them to be awarded the prestigious “De Nieuwe Lichting 2018”, a contest by Studio Brussel looking for new talent. This award also gave the band airtime on Studio Brussel national radio. The band released their debutsingle “Ricochet” which shot to number 1 at Studio Brussel resulting in high day-time rotation on the station. From there, it didn’t take long for the band’s popularity to explode in their native Belgium and start picking up wide acclaim around Europe.
By the end of 2018 SONS had played 72 shows and were finally set to release their shimmering debutalbum. Working on new songs in between their final flurry of 2018 gigs, the boys recorded in the Johnny Green Giant Studio in Ghent, with producers Reinhard Vanbergen (Das Pop) and Michael Badger-Taweel (King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard).
SONS debutalbum ‘Family Dinner’ was released in the Benelux on CD and vinyl on the 19 th of April 2019 through Caroline Music Benelux.
People have described their sound as ... some MC5, The Stooges, Nirvana - Bleach era and a bit of surf guitar a la The Sonics. Others hear some of The Dammed and King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard in their sound.
Having made new fans of the US while playing at Iceland Airwaves 2019, SONS tracks can currently be heard playing on Seattle’s KEXP 90.3 FM and Portland’s 94/7 Alternative.