SUNLINER are a punk rock band from Leeds, UK. Having toured the world and released highly acclaimed albums as “Jake & The Jellyfish”, J&TJ have changed their name to reflect the natural progression of their music. SUNLINER are gruff, sing-a-long punk rock with folk and hardcore influences and intimate, personal yet relatable lyrics FFO Hot Water Music and Against Me!. With tours with Red City Radio, shows with Nothington, H2O, Dave Hause, Laura Stevenson, The Skints and slots at FEST (Florida), Punk Rock Holiday, Mighty Sounds, Bearded Theory and Kendal Calling they have really carved their foot-hold in the punk rock scene.
SUNLINER have now joined LOCKJAW RECORDS (UK) and the PAPER + PLASTICK (US) families to release their 2 new songs ‘Structure’ and ‘Average at Best’. Each song addresses self-doubt, mental health and the struggle to find a life balance, yet being self-aware and catchy hardcore-leaning, pop, punk rock. Singer, Jake shouts ‘The ground’s moving, and I’m spinning plates’ in Average at Best showcasing the feeling of being overwhelmed that we can all relate too. Jake says “I always try and make lyrics personal and to tell an arc, yet want to the listener to feel like I could be talking about them. We all struggle, and all have our worries and problems, I might not be able to fix them, but hopefully we can make people feel even a little less alone.
’There’s a humour to SUNLINER’s new songs too, Structure opens with the line ‘They say you’ll never work a day, if you do what you love. Well I love not working, and sleeping enough’. An example of the thread of social commentary that’s run through all of SUNLINER’s and J&TJ’s music, criticising societies pressures and hypocrisies and tapping into those experiences and feelings that we all share.
The move of SUNLINER to move away from their early folk-punk roots, similar to bands like Against Me! Has allowed the intricacies of the musicianship to shine through, though they have not lost their routes and both songs are high-energy, top of your lungs, punk rock hitters.‘We’re all just flesh and bones and blood’
Against Me!, Hot Water Music, The Lawrence Arms, Springsteen
- Jake – Vocals, Guitar
- Caffs – Bass
- Harry – Drums
- Jonty – Guitar