Four-piece Sydney/Byron Bay collective ‘Caravana Sun’ release their third studio album ‘Burning Palms’.
The electrifying 10-track album is a beautiful and eloquent ode to companionship, intensely personal and uplifting with ‘Charlie’, ‘Stella’, the dreamy rock odyssey ‘Afterlife’ and their elevating new single ‘Leave It Behind’.
Written on tour in Munich and Lisbon, ‘Burning Palms’ sees the band returning to their roots and finding appreciation in nature, recorded deep in the heart of the Blue Mountains, NSW Australia.
Sonically the songs were purposely focused toward the ability to play live, “the live connection has always been at the core of what we do and we’re super proud to be bringing these songs to the global stage” speaking to the band’s decade-long collaboration with one another.
“Collaboration was a key aspect as Chris Smithson ended up tracking a lot of the bass guitar parts and Ant Beard would swap over to keys. With many different influences, we ended up with a collection of songs that was truly necessary for us to write, given the pandemic.
It was a truly cathartic and important record for us and saw the four of us as artists grow and redefine the creative cogs that turn Caravãna Sun behind the scenes.
Produced by Caravana Sun, and mixed by Andy Lawson (Death By Denim, Eskimo Jo, End of Fashion, Little Birdy) at Debaser Studio, Perth with additional mixing and engineered by Ian Pritchett at Laketree Mountain Studios, Blue Mountains, ‘Burning Palms’ showcases the band’s heartfelt introspective songwriting talent.
After ten years as a band, the recording process is one that brings the importance of making music with friends to the foreground.
“We’ve felt that no matter the music, the vibe of wanting to make music with friends always comes first. If we take care of each other, the music takes care of us.”
And as friends, the band is known for their dynamic live performances and energy, along with racking up some pretty serious miles together when it comes to touring, playing over 300 shows/festivals/open airs in Europe/UK.
Caravan Sun has signed with Berlin’s Embassy of Music, joining a heavyweight roster that includes Björk, Moby, and fellow Aussie acts Ball Park Music.
They’ve also had some pretty major success with their hypnotic tune ‘Whale Song’ which was featured in the Netflix award-winning documentary, ‘Seaspiracy’. which led to ‘Whale Song’ accruing over one million streams in 2 months, and topping the charts in the UK and Germany.
2022 is shaping up to be the band’s biggest year yet with their new album to be supported by a tour. “We’re super excited to take this record on the road. With shows around Australia & over 2 months of shows booked throughout Europe & the UK, we’re beyond ready to bring this live energy back to the people.”
Accompanying the electrifying & uplifting single Leave It Behind is a gorgeous nostalgia-tinged music video, filmed in the suburbs of the Sunshine Coast, around the hyper-emotive feels before the band hit the stage with the iconic Australian act The Cat Empire.
The new music video capture the nerves, excitement, revelry, and passion in all of its glory. A refreshing rebirth after months & years of rescheduled & lost touring opportunities.
“We shot the video in the back streets of Maroochydore, Sunshine Coast, right before our show with The Cat Empire. We wanted to capture that pre-show energy. The way anticipation and excitement can evoke a sense of excitement and gratitude for what we do. With over 6000 people in the crowd, we knew we would capture something special.”
Listen to ‘Burning Palms’.
To celebrate the release of Buring Palms, Caravana Sun is taking to the road and touring WA and NSW throughout September.
You can catch Carvana Sun at:
Byron Bay Blues Festival on April 14
All ages Summer Escape Festival on September 3
Melbourne’s Howler on Saturday, September 10
Wollongong, Spin Fest, September 17 tickets
Fremantle, October 7
WA, Gage Road, October 14
And the Byron Bay Blues Festival on April 14