WEAVING INTO YOUR HEART, ONE SONG AT A TIME
Perhaps one of the things that sets Another Sunday Afternoon apart from most bands is their attention to lyrical detail. There is an almost-obsessive streak to create the perfect story, and back that up with a melody that worms its way into your consciousness.
Their debut album, quirkily named ‘The Uncanny Tree of Fractured Hearts: featuring the Peculiar Case of Janet Leno and other short stories’ (2009) was a collection of love songs. The album detailed the heart’s journey of falling in love, out of love and sinking into the depths of despair.
In December 2012, the band released ‘The Bookmark’, moving into edgier and darker territory whilst still keeping that signature, whimsical Another Sunday Afternoon sound.
“Love has always been the easiest thing to relate to, and perhaps the most natural thing to write about since it is in our very fabric to love”, quips frontman Caleb Lye. “On ‘The Bookmark’ though, we felt it was necessary to get out of our comfort zones. There are songs about love, life and discontent–hopefully a little something for everybody who listens. We’ve even gone out and done an Another Sunday Afternoon-styled Christmas song!”
If the question were whether a story or a melody is more important, the Another Sunday Afternoon answer would be that bridging that dichotomy is the key to creating unforgettable music.
* 'The Bookmark' CD is available at HMV. It can be digitally purchased from iTunes and Bandcamp.