Punch The sun · EPK
GENRE: alt rock + kitty t’s
For fans of: Fiona Apple, Weezer, Courtney Barnett
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Punch The Sun is an alt-rock band based in Astoria, Queens - a neighborhood of NYC that has the grit and relevance of Manhattan, minus the pretense and sprinkled with a dose of neighborly chit-chat. Therein lies the metaphor, and indeed the particular charm and energy of a band whose sound has been described as “Lady Weezer.” PTS is equal parts noise and sensitivity, with introspective lyrics and irreverent shout choruses, revelling in dancy anti-man-splaining anthems, dreamy thunderstorm ballads, and yellin’ about guys named Steve.
The idiosyncratic pop songs of PTS are steeped in self-reflection and sarcasm, yearning for the answers from life more than love, underlining what our daily experiences feel like rather than simply telling what they are. Easy, catchy hooks are underscored with the kind of complex chord progressions that only a recovering jazz musician could dream up.
Punch The Sun is a high five wrapped in a debate wrapped in a comforter. (Wrapped in a tortilla. We eat a lot of burritos.) Always busy, PTS plays live shows in-and-out of NYC regularly. They released their double EP Magic & Mistakes at the end of 2018, and plan to drop their first LP in 2019.
“[Punch The Sun is] very unique in a world where a lot of modern rock music has become generic” - York Calling
“‘Character’ […] has definitely raised the bar for the alternative genre.” - Tongue Tied Magazine
“As a whole, the song powers it’s listeners with a sort of angst that’s only found by expressive arrangements and powerful rock chords. Fans of early Foo Fighters and Tori Amos will gravitate instantly to Punch The Sun’s discography.” - Get Some Magazine
More press at www.punchthesunband.com/news
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