Join us on May 12 as we welcome Sunflower Bean, with special guest Dream Wife, to Founders Taproom – Grand Rapids. Tunes start at 9:30pm with a simple $5 cover begining in the early evening.
“Sunflower Bean’s style is that of a thick psychedelia mixed with touches of jangly post punk/new wave, complete with warping, billowing guitar textures that make pedal nerds drool a little bit and all the reverbed vocals that you could ask for. Bassist Julia Cumming and guitar player Nick Kivlen trade off on vocals, which makes for a nice dynamic that adds well to the foggy trip thats laid down through the instrumentals. They hold an air of retro psychedelic and jangle rock, because thats unavoidable, but its clear that this is rooted in modern psych rock tropes.”
The pop punk trio – Alice, Bella & Rakel – Dream Wife formed within the walls of art university in Brighton. When they left uni that’s when the rocky roads of Dream Wife kicked in full speed: Their reputation as one of the best new live bands in London is already cemented following tours with Sleigh Bells, The Kills and their recent US triumphant stateside debut on tour at SXSW which earned them praise from NPR, DIY, Stereogum, Nylon, Entertainment Weekly etc. Armed with razor sharp pop tunes and a take no prisoners punk attitude they’re are known to elicit pure chaos at their raucous live shows.