The debut album from SUNRISE PATRIOT MOTION has been simmering away in the underground for a little over a year at this point, fermenting quietly. Black Fellflower Stream is a gothy, post-punk offering that is shot through with the desperate cries of a man in what appears to be a considerable amount of distress. The Skarstad brothers – known for their work with black metal outfit Yellow Eyes – are the driving force behind Sunrise Patriot Motion which gives you some idea of the pedigree involved. 

The band themselves describe the album as: “fundamentally a celebration of blind bliss and crazed focus, a fading recollection of Earth warmed by its own paranoid glow, a lament for the angels singing somewhere underground who will be dragged, gulping, into sight,” which might take us until April to untangle. But if you’re willing to put your trust in us that this is a must-listen before next Spring, you won’t be disappointed.

Although there is plenty of lyrical bleakness to be found on the record, it has more than enough sultry rhythm and slick hooks to make the end result actually really quite upbeat. You can dance if you want to. Sunrise Patriot Motion are yet to play live, so we’re thrilled to be a part of their first foray into the live arena. Alongside live plans, their debut album – which was originally self released – is set to receive a vinyl pressing courtesy of Gilead Media. 

Of their upcoming Roadburn debut they tell us:

“When we first started working on Sunrise Patriot Motion, we didn’t exactly know what we were making. But almost immediately we could imagine playing it at Roadburn, which speaks to the adventurous programming and sense of freedom of the fest. We are honored that Roadburn saw our vision too.”

– Becky Laverty

Date: April 18

Time: 15:00 - 15:40

Stage: The Engine Room