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Sully


Country of origin:

Canada

Type of music generally:

ambient ectronica, ethereal-voiced evocative/eclectic alternative pop/rock

Status:

Most recent release, Bright Lights, 2001

See also:

Wikipedia's entry for Sully

Comparisons:

Early work like An April March, Ars Poetica, Juned, Rose Chronicles, The Moon Seven Times, My Brilliant Beast, Psychowelders, Broadcast, Seely, Laika

Covers/own material:

Own

General comments:

This group is a little like Seely, Broadcast, or Laika—sort of ethereal techno poprock. They seem to be growing in interesting directions, with their songwriting becoming stronger and catchier with their second album. Nice vocals with a good band. If you at all like the electronic side of things, check this band out! (Neile)

Recommended first album:

Bright Lights is a little more distinctive, though Sully/i have much to report is also a fine album

Recordings:


Living Room

Release info:

1995—One Handed Records—ohcd-015

Availability:

Out of print; try used places in Canada

Ecto priority:

Recommended for Sully fans only

Produced by:

Marty Jones and Sully

Comments:

While I love their later work, this collection seems a little more unformed to me. The vocals are buried in the mix and the sound is often a wall of buzz. That had its charm in 1995 but is of a little less interest to me now, as are the more experimental noise bits. It has many great moments that I like and would really enjoy if the vocals were more audible. Despite its potential, I highly recommend listening to their other two terrific discs to get the best of this. (Neile)

Sully/i have much to report

Release info:

1997—random sound—RSCD-8802; rereleased 1998—Nettwerk—67003 01232

Availability:

Wide in Canada

Ecto priority:

Recommended

Group members:

Becke Gainforth—vocals
Glenn Toddun—guitars, keyboard
Scott Strachen—guitar
Kelly Wren—bass
Ian Duke—drums

Produced by:

byron and sully

Comments:

I like this more than I thought I would. Would this be considered *ambient* music? (Riphug@aol.com)

there are some ambient bits to sully, but that's not their sound. they're more of a noisy pop band with blissed-out tendencies. i quite like them too and i bet folks who lapped up rose chronicles would as well. sully's sound is more, um, *smeared* than rose chronicles and becke gainforth is no kirsty thirsk but they work for me. they're on nettwerk, so i suspect that terry mcbride was looking to fill the niche that rose chronicles vacated. (woj@smoe.org)

A wonderful rocky/dreamy album. (Neile)


Bright Lights

Release info:

2001—self-released

Availability:

Unknown

Ecto priority:

Highly recommended

Group members:

Becke Gainforth—vocals
Dan McCormick—keyboards
Ian Duke—drums
Paul Prince—bass
Scott Strachan—guitar

Produced by:

Sully

Comments:

Wow! Catchy stuff! The songwriting on this album is catchier, more focused, and just a little less dreamy than on their first album. (Neile)

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