Sir Sly – Artist Profile
Suddenly, Southern California has become a hot bed for emerging rock bands hitting the RARA’s Farm radar. We’ve recently written about bands like The Neighbourhood, The Mowgli’s and Blondfire, all SoCal bands producing excellent new rock. The newest artist to add to the list? It’s Sir Sly, a talented three-piece out of Los Angeles.
Sir Sly are riding the recent success of their initial single release, “Gold,” the title track off of their new EP. Featuring the captivating vocals of lead singer Landon Jacobs, “Gold” is absolutely addictive and destined to be a defining song of 2014. Drummer Hayden Coplen and keyboardist Jason Suwito round out the trio, and fill the song with a deep dark musical bed that accompanies Jacobs’ vocals perfectly. The writing is polished and distinctive; what you would expect from a much more mature and established artist. Listening to this quick four-song offering, it was quickly apparent that their future is extremely bright.
I find myself comparing Sir Sly to both Coldplay and the aforementioned Neighbourhood. There are sonic similarities for sure, but these guys are a bit more synth-driven than the first, and might possibly have more of a pop hook to their tracks than the latter. “Found You Out” is a perfect example of this, and another melodious song with an edge; a song with the likelihood to be receiving copious amounts of airplay in the near future. “Ghost” is a bit more dark, but just as aurally appealing. Good stuff, and probably the one song most similar in feel to The Neighbourhood.
Over the next few months, you can catch Sir Sly opening for the very talented The 1975. Having recently caught the band with their charismatic frontman Matthew Healy, it seems the perfect match for this talented threesome who join the tour with a great performing reputation themselves. The tour kicks off in mid-April and brings the bands to Florida on the following dates:
5/19/2014: Jacksonville, FL – Free Bird Live
5/20/2014: Ft Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room
5/21/2014: Orlando, FL – House of Blues