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Live review: Sunflower Bean

Sunflower Bean is formed of bassist and vocalist Julia Cumming, guitarist Nick Kivlen and drummer Jacob Faber. They create a classic rock sound indebted to Fleetwood Mac, Queen and T-Rex as well as participating in the neo-psychedelia movement championed by bands such as Tame Impala and Unknown Mortal Orchestra. Julia is a besequinned emerald spreading […]

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Interview: Sunflower Bean’s Julia Cumming

At the start of Sunflower Bean’s UK Tour The Student spoke to frontwoman Julia Cumming off the back of their sophomore album Twentytwo in Blue. Julia stresses that the difference between this record and 2016’s Human Ceremony lies in “find[ing] a deeper humanity within ourselves and hop[ing] that that reaches people in a different way. […]

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Sunflower Bean lack conviction on nostalgic ‘I Was a Fool’

Rating: 2/5 By defining their genre as ‘night music’, it feels as if Sunflower Bean are being deliberately vague and deflective: their mild blend of indie rock and psychedelia is devoid of nocturnal edge. Their latest single, ‘I Was A Fool’, is the kind of tune that you might listen to for a few minutes […]