The Silver Bars – “The Sunshine Lounge”


A captivating rocker with escalating, hooky appeal, “The Sunshine Lounge” is a quality showing from The Silver Bars, originally from North West England. “The Sunshine Lounge” marks the band’s first single from their forthcoming debut EP, No Luxuries. A peppy rhythm section and lush guitar adornments complement understated vocals initially. A burst of vocal energy at 01:15 invigorates, reminiscent of The Strokes’ tendency to evolve from suave vocals into a melodic vigor. Thereafter, the track maintains a catchy, fluid allure — erupting with particularly soaring enjoyment in the final, joyous minute, which looks forward to a whole life ahead.

The Silver Bars elaborate more on the track’s name and themes below:

“‘The Sunshine Lounge’ in this song represents the area of ones mind where ambition and self reflection take up occupancy. It is a place where love, hate, ambition and resentment take up occupancy in the mind of a 20-something struggling to understand their place in the world. The song is based around the feelings of isolation and self loathing, and how embracing these emotions can make you lose your direction. But at the same time, can inspire creativity in dark places.”

“The Sunshine Lounge” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of December 2020’ Spotify playlist.

The track is also featured in the genre-based, best-of Spotify compilation Emerging Indie Rock.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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