Leeds melodic punk quartet SUNLINER are delighted to announce their return as they unveil their latest Frank Turner-produced single, with Special Place In Hell set for release on 15th September 2021.
To celebrate the news the band are streaming the b-side in full today—an anthemic score of melodic punk titled Old Habits which is out now and available through all good digital service providers.
Commenting on the track, front man Jake McAlister said: “Old Habits came together really quickly, having our own practice space has given us an amazing chance to workshop our songs and really explore each part and experiment with structures. Lyrically, it’s from the perspective of somebody towards the end of their life, reflecting and struggling with their situation and ultimately giving advice never to waste a moment.”
Following up on their 2020 release Structure / Average At Best, Sunliner teamed up with renowned punk folk troubadour Frank Turner who helped to bring their latest singles to fruition producing and engineering the material. “It was absolutely amazing to work with Frank, we spent a weekend working on the songs at his studio on the coast, his producing was invaluable, and his enthusiasm is infectious!” explains Jake.
Having previously toured the world and released highly acclaimed albums as Jake & The Jellyfish, the band changed their name to reflect the natural progression of their music. Sunliner’s move away from their early folk-punk roots into heavier Against Me!-esque territory, has allowed the intricacies of their musicianship to shine through. Both new songs are high-energy, top-of-your-lungs punk rock heavy-hitters.
Over the year the band have carved their foot-hold in the punk rock scene on tours with Red City Radio, supported Nothington, H2O, Dave Hause, Laura Stevenson, The Skints and played festival slots at the FEST (Florida), Punk Rock Holiday, Mighty Sounds, Bearded Theory and Kendal Calling.