White Sunday on SaturdayBy Linda Serck
December 04, 2008
It's your last chance to see one of Reading’s premier rock ‘n’ roll bands this Saturday before they jet off to the US to write and record.
White Sunday are currently living out of their rehearsal space, practising five nights a week, hidden away on the country lanes around Berkshire, while they prepare for a heavy schedule in the coming year.
Their debut album Why Do I Still Do This Everyday? was due for release in October through Universal but currently remains firmly under wraps.
Frontman James Glanville says: “We were all gearing up for our album launch and a heavy tour schedule around the UK, but as soon as we announced the news we had some pretty exciting major league industry interest.
“On one hand we were disappointed not to be getting our stuff out there, but I think we’ve definitely made the right decision to hold back – for now.
“It’s also meant we’ve been writing and rehearsing loads, and album number two is pretty much there already!”
Some writing and recording sessions in New York and Los Angeles are in place early next year, but the band will be playing one last Plug ‘n’ Play’s Christmas special as a send off to their fans.
Support comes from The Details, The Ambience and Boydidgood.
The Details’ latest EP was recorded with producers Lawrence Brazil (Razorlight, Sugababes) and Robbie Savage (Groovediggerz, Breakin Even’) who were so impressed by the band, they worked for free.
Previously the band have been described as a cross between the Stereophonics and Kylie Minogue, although thankfully without the need for sparkly hotpants.
The Ambience from Kent are one of the gig promoters Black & White’s favourite bands.
Their swirling reverb driven ambient sounds would no doubt draw comparisons with the much written about Glasvegas, but the band who have been crafting their trade since 2002 are more influenced by the likes of Joy Division and The Verve.
Opening the night are young local band Boydidgood. Formed shortly after leaving school the Arctic Monkeys-inspired four piece have already played some fantastic gigs such as their first Birmingham show at The NEC Arena playing The Kerrang Stage at The Clothes Show Live.