UK based quintet crafting sun-drenched, blistering pop. Punctured by explosive guitars and deftly fusing elements of shoegaze and indie with the edginess of garage rock, Saltwater Sun are marshalled by Jennifer Stearnes’ gritty yet infectious vocals.
Childhood friends, the group formed in Reading and alongside Stearnes is comprised of; Dan Kingham and Joel Neale on guitar, bassist Rob Carter and drummer Benny Chandler.
The five-piece released their debut single ‘Habit On My Mind’ in 2015 to critical acclaim from both the online community and BBC introducing. This initial success was replicated with the release of their debut EP: ‘Wild’, featuring the single ‘Making Eyes’ and later, with the widely supported single ‘Now or Never’.
In 2018 Saltwater Sun returned with heavyweight single ‘The Wire’, which topped the Hype Machine charts, earning BBC R1, Radio X and BBC 6 Music airtime. The next cut, ‘Hot Mess’ followed suit - reaching #1 on the Hype Machine chart with regular support on BBC R1.
Saltwater Sun have become known for their energetic live shows, receiving rapturous receptions at both The Great Escape and Are You Listening? Festivals 2018, with capacity shows earning them a slot on the BBC Introducing Stage at the Reading and Leeds Festivals 2018.
Championed by Clash, DIY, The Line of Best Fit and Wonderland magazines, Saltwater Sun have also been tipped as one of Dork’s one to watch ‘Hype List’ artists for 2019.