Venue performance for The Sons

The Sons are an independent five-piece band from Derby who are to play at The Venue, based on Abbey Street in the city, on Saturday, June 7.

They also have a gig lined up at The Cookie Club in Nottingham on Friday, June 20, to help promote their new single Relic, released on June 30.

The Sons’ music draws from the likes of Crowded House, Wilco, Paul Simon and Fleetwood Mac, to create a current sound with a timeless feel. They are masters at coupling upbeat, catchy tunes with rather dark, complex lyrics about life.

They’ve released three full-length studio albums and tour extensively throughout Europe.

The Sons latest album, Heading Into Land, charted in the UK upon its release in March. The first single, Death Love Money, received 20,000 views within a week of release. The band was then chosen as a feature artist by Sony for their Xperia Lounge app. In addition, The Sons have been featured on BBC Introducing, chosen as Tuborg’s Spotlight Artist to Watch and included on Jonathan L’s list of Ones to Watch in 2014.

Relic was chosen as the band’s second single from the new album to showcase the band’s softer side. An alt-pop ballad, featuring Paul Herron on piano, it tells the story of a man who feels an universal, post-break-up emptiness.