Herron Bros

FRESH: ‘Stuck In The Sun’ – The Herron Brothers

Are YOU “Stuck In The Sun”? Then check out the fantabulous new single from The Herron Brothers!

by Christopher Smith

Welcome to the world of The Herron Brothers.
Their debut single “Stuck In The Sun” is out now.
Taken from their debut album “The Last One’s Left”, released in September.

Paul and Steven Herron, being actual brothers, have played and sang together for a lifetime. Hailing from the most north eastern borders of England, they are living proof of the old but clumsy adage, “Sharing the bath water results in musical osmosis”.

Up until 2014 they fronted Derby’s The Sons, but now they are back stronger than ever as a duo and have since created their aptly named forthcoming album “The Last One’s Left”. Their first single “Stuck In The Sun” has a tongue-in-cheek video celebrating the three days of sunshine the brothers have collectively seen in Derby this year so far, it’ll make you want to throw your computer in the bin and dance in the temperamental English summer sun.

“It’s all about classic pop music says Paul Herron. Picture the lyrical canniness and refreshing melodies of Paul Simon, mixed with the overarching Beatle-esque harmonies of Crowded House, glued together with Knopfler/Coxon/Marr guitar runs, and you have something totally at odds with the current fashions of the contemporary music scene. Which is what we’re secretly longing for isn’t it?

Whilst melody rich bands like Coldplay and U2 have become vanilla Mr Whippy vendor versions of themselves, and bands like Oasis and Radiohead (the pre ‘98 versions) could only entertain and dazzle the radio singalongers for so long, The Herron Brothers can now emerge with songs that glow in primary colours stacked back to back in your streaming rack.

Whilst in interviews and live shows a sense of fun and “what are they going to say next?” tends to pervade the air, the songs themselves are marked throughout with a melancholy at perfect odds with the catchy melodies and seemingly carefree approach to performance.

Live highlights of the past two years include two glorious hometown shows with The Bluetones and Toploader, a headline appearance at Y-Not festival, and perhaps the ultimate midlands accolade, turning on the Derby Christmas lights!

With a second single due to drop in August ahead of September’s full album release on its way – Paul and Steven are currently in the mixing and mastering suite, putting the finishing touches to the songs that they’ll somewhat reluctantly hand custody of over to you later this year. Keep a look out for the UK tour dates to be announced soon and see what all the fuss is about.

12th October – Surf Café – Tynemouth
13th October – The Drawing Room – Chesham
17th October – Quad Cafe Bar – Derby
19th October – Rub Smokehouse and Bar – Birmingham
22nd October – Jam Cafe – Nottingham

For more on The Herron Brothers including tour dates, check our their WEBSITE or their FACEBOOK page

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So perhaps you’ve read an article or two that I’ve written and wondered “just who is this character?”! Well I thought maybe it would be time to introduce myself and what I’m all about. Well it’s all about the music! Having been born in the late 1970’s I was heavily influenced by my parent’s love of ‘popular’ music and rock and roll of the 1950’s and 60’s. My Mother always said she should of married Elvis and my father was, and is still, in love with Sandie Shaw! But while my Dad’s tastes stopped in about 1967, my Mum carried on loving music throughout the 70’s, 80’s and beyond. My first memory was playing on the floor whilst my Mother was ironing one day with the radio on, and hearing ABBA’s “Super Trouper” dancing my nappy off to it! Maybe that’s where it all went wrong…?! Having been subjected to all and sundry in my infant years, I finally found my feet in the mid-1980’s and began ‘partying’ to the likes of Culture Club, Stevie Wonder(!), Elkie Brooks and Bananarama to name but a few! The year 1987 would have a profound effect on my listening tastes and from thereon in my life would be dominated with buying and listening to music. Any number of outstanding songs were released and listened to that year, most notably “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and “La Isla Bonita”. That Summer my mind was completely taken over with music and sounds I’d never heard before and I was totally taken in by it all. My father would say “whaaar rubbish you got on naaaaao?” (I’m from Norfolk!) but I was hooked. And it continued so for the rest of the decade and the next. At the beginning of 1988 I ‘met’ my true love and the singer I’ve worshipped more than any other artist or group. You may know of her. She’s from Australia…! Aside from pop music, my tastes are many and varied and continues to grow and expand as I ‘mature’ in age. I’ve always been heavily interested in films and in particular the mechanics of film making and of course film music, so scores and subsequently orchestral music takes up a lot of my tastes and collection. 90’s dance and club tunes also takes up much of the space in my head and I’m surprised my brain has stopped shaking from the years of abuse it took being dragged to nightclubs, often three times a week in my 20’s! I find with each year that passes I regress back to my youth and of course the 1980’s. 80’s music dominates and the lust to see as many 80’s acts and singers play live now is insatiable. I’m still getting into the groove as much as every breath I take, but I’m never gonna give up listening to my heart and pumping up the volume, simply because I LOVE MUSIC…any kind of music!

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