Matt, from Alternative Rock band Club of Suns, was one of the first songwriters to contact me about the Songsmiths project. I could tell he understood what I was trying to do and would be easy to work with. I was also impressed by what the band was already doing to promote themselves on social media. They're all visually - as well as musically - creative and had been producing some cool artwork, photos and videos to post online. I liked their style, I liked their work ethic and, thank goodness, I liked their music!
Matt auditioned Spaceman's Vertigo on August 31, 2017, soon after I had launched Songsmiths. I immediately heard it as a guitar-heavy rock song which, I found out later, wasn't what Matt had in mind. But he went with it and the band loved the result.
Since then, Songsmiths has released five more Club of Suns singles, all of which you can listen to on your favorite streaming platform. The band is gigging regularly and their intense shows are helping them build a loyal following among South African rock fans.
[COVID Update: The band is not gigging. Not even a little. Stay safe y'all.]
Matt's Audition (Spaceman's Vertigo)
Why "Club of Suns"?
In the 1927 film, Metropolis, the Club of Sons represents the aristocracy and their comfortable lifestyles, which are lived at the expense of and require the elites to overlook the realities of living as a member of the underclass.
We are the Club of Suns and we object to the Club of Sons and what they represent. The Club of Suns welcomes all children born under the Sun, with all of our differences. Leave all preconceptions at the door.