NEW York rockers Sunflower Bean are set to drop their second record, Twentytwo in Blue.

The album will be released on March 23 when all members of the band – Nick Kivlen (guitar, vocals), Jacob Faber (drums) and Julia Cumming (bass, vocals) – will be 22-years-old.

In celebration, the trio are hitting the road and can’t wait to make a pit stop in Glasgow.

Drummer Jacob said: “Glasgow is awesome. We love playing Glasgow. We were at Barrowlands with Wolf Alice in November, which was pretty amazing. It’s such an amazing venue with such a warm, friendly crowd. We’re very excited to be back soon.”

Jacob promises a “rockin’ show” with a mixed set-list.

He noted: “We’ll be playing a bunch of new songs as well as some old stuff. I love the studio and I love recording, but personally my favourite is playing live.”

Evening Times:

Unlike their debut, which was essentially a compilation of songs Sunflower Bean wrote while still in their teens, Twentytwo in Blue was made in the year between December 2016 and December 2017 and showcases how far the band has come since playing together in their high school days.

Jacob said: “A highlight for me was recording this new record. It was so creatively fulfilling which is the best feeling in the world. To be able to really dig deep into ideas and work on them collectively is really good stuff.”

Evening Times:

The new album does not shy away from addressing the other events of the last two years – political changes and cultural shifts that have left America and the rest of the world stunned.

Guitarist and vocalist Nick said: “This has been such an unbelievable time.

“I can’t imagine any artist of our ilk making a record and not have it be seen through the lens of the political climate of 2016 and 2017. So I think there’s a few songs on the record that are definitely heavily influenced by this sort of—whatever you want to say what the Trump administration has been.”

“A s*** show,” added Jacob.

Ultimately, the record is much more than a political statement or piece of commentary on today’s constitutional climate.

Bassist and vocalist Julia said: “I think one word that always comes to mind when I think about this record is lovable.

“We want the songs to be something that someone can get attached to, and have be a part of them. Because that’s what I look for in songs myself, and that’s the kind of experience we want to give to others.”

Sunflower Bean will be playing at Stereo in Glasgow on April 1. For more info and tickets, go to sunflowerbeanband.com or like facebook.com/SunflowerBean