Liverpool-based trio Motel Sundown released their debut single to critical acclaim last year, and followed it with another well-received release earlier this year. Both singles garnered local radio support with airplay from BBC Radio Ulster and Merseyside, as well as BCMA Radio. They’re back with a new release for autumn, having announced Before Midnight to release on 23rd October.
The track opens with church bells, before a discordant guitar brings us into an unexpected – but certainly not unwelcome – male lead vocal. The distinctive guitar drips with reverb and nostalgia – the vintage styling is reminiscent of the trio’s previous release. The harmonies from Karen and Naomi steal the show easily. Motel Sundown have a knack for taking today’s trends and wrapping them in their own unique brand of traditional.
Since forming in 2018 the band have performed at Melodica Festival (Reykjavik), Country on the Coast (Portsmouth), hosted The Grand Opry Sessions (Liverpool), and supported American Singer/Songwriter Alice Walker at the renowned Grateful Fred Sessions (Southport). With rich, earthy harmonies and influence from Dolly Parton, Fleetwood Mac and Neil Young, their music is a unique blend of Americana, Country and Folk Rock.