Hailing from Brooklyn, N.Y., American rock band Sunflower Bean made a stop at Cat’s Cradle Sunday as a part of their international tour spanning the US and the UK.
All of the band members are just 22 years old. They released their second album Twentytwo in Blue almost two years and two months after their critically acclaimed album Human Ceremony debuted in 2016.
The record was co-produced by Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s Jacob Portrait and HC-producer Matt Molnar of Friends.
Pitchfork contributor Ian Cohen was spot-on in describing Sunflower Bean as a band that is “never more than two degrees removed from Fleetwood Mac” and quite reminiscent of a co-ed, edgier version of HAIM.
The band is undisputedly soft rock, with glossy undertones that contain fiery messages of “changing the system” by fighting against current political and social structures. They are fervent, yet polished, with memorable melodies and attention-grabbing hooks about breakups, discovering your spirituality, and accepting change.