left to right: george (lead gtr), tom (drums), james (bass) & harry (vox/gtr)
In 2019, songwriter Harry Leigh took some bedroom demos to his friends George Coggan and James Rowland, in the hope that they’d be interested in helping bring them to life. After they said yes, stay lunar was born, and the guys immediately got to work. Joining forces with producer duo 'Sugar House', they released their debut single 'Brainshake' to a rapturous response, gaining a slot on Spotify's 'Hot New Bands' playlist and bagging their first live show: a sold-out support slot with SPINN in Bristol. On the back of this early success, they continued to work with Sugar House, crafting their magnified 'bedroom-pop' sound and releasing the acclaimed 'Dreaming That I'm Not In Love' in 2020. The track was crowned 'track of the week' on BBC Introducing in the west, among playlistings with Spotify, Starbucks, Hotel Chocolat and BIRP.fm, amassing close to half a million streams (and counting) along the way.
The live shows kept coming, sold out nights with Fickle Friends, Larkins, Little Comets, The Lottery Winners (and more), combined with lucrative festival slots at Dot to Dot and 110 Above, saw Stay Lunar reaching new heights, new ears and really making a name for themselves on the live circuit.
With their unique combination of upbeat instrumentation and sombre lyrics, the synthy, guitar-soaked quintet caught the attention of indie label SAM Records in 2021, who proposed a deal that would see the release of the band's debut EP 'Every Cloud'. 'Immediately' was the lead single, and next hit; included on Spotify's Fresh Finds: 'Best of 2021' playlist, as well as pleasing the ears of Hollywood star Robert Carlyle, and award-winning producer Jake Gosling, it was a successful start under life with SAM.
Following a difficult pandemic period, changes in personnel and personal struggles made progress difficult; the band knew change was needed. Rather than throw in the towel; Harry, George and James set to work finding a fantastic new drummer in Tom Andrews, and swiftly recorded a new five-track EP called 'When The Sun Sets' in 2022 with producer Alex Quinn, which resulted in their first physical release in the shape of a large plastic disc, known as a 'vinyl' - available to buy here.
The EP caught the attention of tastemakers around the world, including the famous Supersonic venue in Paris, where stay lunar played their first overseas show in August 23', to a raucous reception from a rammed room of 300+ buzzing locals.
Now, with a fresh sound, and direction; Stay Lunar are embarking on an exciting and optimistic new journey, and they’re hoping you'll come along for the ride.
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