With the mid-winter blues slowly fading and the brightness of spring just around the corner, it’s the perfect time for something cheery and fun to chase away our bad moods and put an extra spring in our step. Rocking the Calgary music scene with a fantastic new EP and huge potential, Sunshine Radio is clapping hands, moving feet, and warming hearts, with no sign of slowing down any time soon.
Officially released in January 2012, Sunshine Radio’s “Sunlight EP” is exactly what we need right now. An explosion of alt-pop with some retro flair, Sunlight is a collection of songs that restore faith in happiness. The band’s sound is a mix of older Weezer, The Beatles, The Killers, and Phish, a combination that adds to catchy and memorable songs that are really easy to sing along to. They’ll make you clap with joy when they come on shuffle, and you’ll end up listening to the EP on repeat for hours.
While each piece of the band (guitars, drums, keys, vocals) is individually great, it’s the way they come together that create the magic. These guys seem to have amazing chemistry, shown in their harmonies, timing, and total silkiness of the way they mesh. There’s still a bit of room to grow, but the EP shows off everything that’s great about the band and what they have to offer.
It really is difficult to choose one standout track. As is true with most good albums, every song on here is completely wicked. For a sample of most of them, check out the Sunshine Radio’s BandPage. You’ll find yourself smiling and dreaming about sunny days, loving life and remembering good times. Interested in some more good times? Go like their Facebook page and watch out for upcoming gigs. These boys put on a great show and they definitely shouldn’t be missed. There’s a reason they’ve described themselves as an “anticipated platinum Canadian music group”: they’re the real deal, and this EP is proof.
Update: Sunshine Radio has just unleashed their new website! Check it out and learn more about the band here!