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Sunstinger: From Punk Roots to Therapeutic Tunes – Exploring the Passion Behind the Music Of A To-Be Iconic Band

Discover the journey of Sunstinger, influenced by punk roots, and how their music serves as a therapeutic outlet, creating a unique connection with audiences.

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Today we have the pleasure to have these guys on Goathead


GH: Hey guys, welcome ! What inspired you to start writing music?


Sunstinger: My dad used to be a punk, always playing records while I was growing up. The constant exposure to music led me to pick up a guitar after hearing The Strokes as a teenager. Initially, it seemed like a way to impress girls and avoid a conventional job. Nowadays, it's a means to express and release negative emotions. Writing honest songs about my experiences feels like therapeutic release. Once a song is out, it no longer feels like it belongs to me; it's like therapy.

GH: Can you tell us more about your experience performing live at gigs, and what was the most memorable experience you had?


Sunstinger: Live shows are my favorite part of being in a band. Being in a room full of people passionate about our music is special. It still amazes me that people care about what I write. We all come from different bands with unique experiences. For example, our guitarist Dave toured Europe with a hardcore band, and our bass player Bill was in a band that supported acts like Oasis and Supergrass.


GH: How is your process of songwriting set around?

Sunstinger: Someone brings in an idea, and we collectively work on it. We spend time recording our demos, refining them before entering the studio. We keep writing until we feel a strong connection to a song. After recording and releasing it, we start the process anew.


GH: What motivates you to create music and bring awareness to different situations through your songs?


Sunstinger: Personally, writing music is therapeutic. The fact that people attend our shows and buy our records is a bonus. I'm content riding the wave of creating music.


GH: Could you share some insights into your next projects?


Sunstinger: We recently released a new single, 'Endless June,' from our upcoming EP 'Worthless,' set to be released this year. We plan to release another single from the EP soon.


 

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