The Suns, Tears Me Away. Single Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * *

The Suns return to the thoughts of Liverpool’s music loving public with a superbly arranged track which does wonders for the senses and for the craftsmanship of song-writing; one that really does showcase how a group or a duo can take their songs to a different level and perspective without losing quality and the prospects of who they are or what they stand for. It is a song that you find listening to more than just a few times in a row and one that you will find difficult to tear yourself away from.

The song, which acts as a wonderful introduction to the new album, Time To Burn, which is due out later on in the year, is more progressive than perhaps fans of the band have been used to but it gains so much in the timing, the sheer weight of volume that accompanies it and for Dave Lloyd and Markus Mulholland it is gently eased, squeezed lovingly through the hatch of evolution and comes out the other side as testament to their unflagging relationship with their ideals and of their music.

Tears Me Away is the sense of evolution that much is certain, too many bands take their audience for granted and churn out the repeated words far too often and then watch as the crowd drifts off to the next thing steaming towards them from down the road; it is a shame when it happens because there are bands who deserve to have the audience grow beyond the flourish first felt, the tinge of excitement that catapulted itself into their hearts and allow it to take root and expand the production to the next level.

The problem with an audience is that they grow restless and quite often find themselves dictated to by fashion, by the design of vogue, yet for those that follow The Suns, fashion is not in the equation, like so many bands they have an audience because the music is good, because the sound they create is fulsome, it is creative and in the case of Tears Me Away, it is positively to be encouraged to take hold of your heart, to unite rather than split apart at the seams.

The Suns have a question; they have a sense of growth and the feeling that a dynamite of an album is yet to come, is something that cannot tear anyone away from the band.

Ian D. Hall