This is a lesson Tom and the band – completed by guitarist Harry Acreman, bassist Jules Wildblood and drummer Ryan Daniels – have had to learn as a collective, as well as in their individual lives over the past few years. First bonding over their shared love of Muse while studying at the University Of West London in 2015, their evolution has been a steady and natural one, the mark of a band growing in stature, unafraid to experiment with a mix of styles and sounds so long as the core proponent remains true to who they are and where they’re at.
Working alongside Chris Coulter (Jamie Lenman, Arcane Roots), Gustav Wood and John Taylor (of Young Guns) and Adrian Bushby (Muse, Foo Fighters), the quartet have landed upon a potent, heavy mix built on soaring melodies, with equal parts from-the-heart lyrical vulnerability and widescreen sonic scope. The results will soon speak for themselves. But unlike the scores of examples of former bands who have fallen prey to the pitfalls of running before they’ve even learned how to embark upon their first steps, Sun Arcana are in no hurry to get wherever it is destiny has in mind for them.