Alvarez Kings, Animal Sun
City in The Clouds
2477 18th St. NW
Washington, DC, 20009
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is all ages
Four lads from South Yorkshire, UK who gleefully share their moniker with an infamous old school South American gang, Alvarez Kings summon pop power through timeless analog synth and guitar magic. The quartet—brothers Simon [vocals, guitar] and Paul Thompson [bass, keys, backup vocals], Sean Parkin [guitar], and Richard Walker [drums, samples, pads]—has quietly built up an international buzz since their 2012 formation.
BBC Radio proclaimed “No Resolve” the “Single of the Year,” while they impressed audiences at Isle of Wight and O2 Wireless Festival in addition to show-stopping stints on the Vans Warped Tour in 2013 and 2015 and support slots on tours with Melanie Martinez, PVRIS, and Echosmith. Their 2015 EP, Fear To Feel, expanded their foothold in the U.S. Spotify featured the title track on coveted playlists such as The Indie Mix and Ultimate Indie Playlist, notching 40K streams in less than 12 hours and eventually amassing over 700K and counting. Meanwhile, they drew acclaim from Billboard, Huffington Post, and more.
We are Animal Sun, an alternative rock band that first got it's start back in 2015, and has been playing all over the common wealth of Virginia ever since. With that being said we have some exciting news! Our debut single "Around Again" was released April 10th, 2017, and our second single "Just for the Night" was released May 3rd, 2017! In the two short years we have been together, it has already been a wild and incredible journey. When we first started we thought we knew everything there is to know about being a band, but man we were wrong. It seemed that every move we made set us back further then where we started. However, we learned from all of our experience and persistence to never loose sight of what could be lying just ahead. Good thing we did, our hard work finally lead to some incredible opportunities. One of which has been being able to work with our Producers and good friends, Rob Ulsh and Brian Jones. They truly are masters of their craft. We have two more singles on the way and a Debut EP set to be released in summer 2017! We are super excited to share with you what we have been working on. Let us know what you think too!