Sunnbrella + DAWKS & Ivan Knight
9th June 2023 - 7:30 pm
Bobiks
16+

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Sunnbrella is the solo project of Prague-born, London-based musician and producer David Zbirka.¬†With a musical sensibility akin to bringing daydreams into focus, ‚ÄčSunnbrella ‚Äčcreates sun-bleached, shoegazing, beat-driven melancholy, as diverse in its sonic palette as it is rich in emotive sentiment.

The project began life as little more than a lo-fi bedroom pop affair, initially garnering attention after releasing the single ‚Äč‚ÄėFeelin‚Äô Invisible‚Äô ‚Äč‚Äď produced together with ‚ÄčEyedress and soon followed up the release with debut EP ‚Äč‚ÄėWanted Time‚Äô ‚Äčin early 2019.

Having spent much of 2019 in Australia and New Zealand drumming for new ‚ÄčGabriel Winterfield ‚Äč(‚ÄčJagwar Ma‚Äč) project ‚ÄčGolf Alpha Bravo‚Äč, supporting ‚ÄčDope Lemon‚Äč on their sold-out tour, songwriter ‚ÄčDavid Zbirka returned home to work on new ‚ÄčSunnbrella‚Äč music alongside London-based producer Patrick James Fitzroy (Pixx, Heavy Heart), with an ambition of taking the project out of the bedroom-pop realm into a punchier, more refined sound.

That year also saw the band‚Äôs debut festival appearance at ‚ÄčStandon Calling Festival‚Äč, as well as support slots with ‚ÄčPermanent Creeps Records‚Äč alumni ‚ÄčBdrmm‚Äč, not to mention ‚ÄčGHUM‚Äč, ‚ÄčVacations‚Äč and ‚ÄčBaywaves‚Äč.
These early releases and shows caught the attention of ‚ÄčPermanent Creeps Records‚Äč, who ‚Äčreleased singles ‚Äč‚ÄėIt‚Äôs Cool‚Äô in 2020 and ‚ÄėLost & Found‚Äô in 2021, which received radio play from ‚ÄčBBC 6 Music‚Äôs Steve Lamacq‚Äč, ‚ÄčAmazing Radio‚Äôs Charlie Ashcroft ‚Äčand ‚ÄčJess Iszatt ‚Äčon ‚ÄčBBC Introducing ‚Äčas well as editorial play-listing by Spotify, Apple Music and Tidal‚Äč. The singles also received coverage from media outlets such as Paste Magazine, Earmilk, Loud And Quiet Mag, Atwood Magazine and others.

Recently the band has played Metronome Festival in Prague, sharing the stage with the likes of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds or Beck. They’ve also played a sold-out headline show at Paper Dress Vintage in London in July.¬†Sunnbrella’s debut album is set for release in February 2023.

David has also recently joined Drug Store Romeos (Fiction) and will embark on a UK tour with the band supporting Belle & Sebastian in July 2023.

Venue

Bobiks 125 Jesmond Rd
Jesmond
Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 1JY
UK
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