It won’t take much time to guess which U.S. state this band is from. With a name like Sunshine & Bullets, they better be from Florida, and they’re probably a little crazy. The band features male and female co-lead singers. They experiment within and beyond the rock genre, creating atmospheric hard rock / industrial / progressive / metal with hypnotic vocal harmonies and dark trip-hop grooves. Their favorite bands include Nine Inch Nails, A Perfect Circle, Deftones, Chevelle, and Karnivool.
In 2014, they released an album called Triangulum Mechanism. It is a collection of radio-friendly singles, short interludes, and even an instrumental track called “The Mechanism” that was improvised in the studio. They experimented with crazy guitar and bass effects, so the studio had enough guitar cables strewn about to make it look like someone spilled a giant bowl of spaghetti noodles on the floor. The band is currently writing new music for their next album to be released in 2015. It will be called The Centauri Chronicles.
The band was featured on the Bubba the Love Sponge Show, a nationally syndicated radio program, rated second to only Howard Stern. Bubba said, “I find your band one of the most brilliant bands I’ve heard in 28 years of radio.” He also suspected that they were on mushrooms. They were reviewed on-air, and even performed live in Bubba’s studio in Tampa. Their review is included as one of the “Best of Bubba” episodes, and can be heard on SoundCloud.
They have performed at 96K-Rock Rockwave, 97X Backyard BBQ, Ink Life Tour, Rock the Park, and Zombiecon, opening for such acts as Imagine Dragons, Bret Michaels from Poison, The Used, Stone Temple Pilots (with Chester Bennington), Chevelle, Anberlin, Jane's Addiction, Filter, Helmet, Foxy Shazam, Falling In Reverse, Middle Class Rut, Civil Twilight, Saving Abel, Framing Hanley, Cinder, Days of the New, John Rzeznik of the Goo Goo Dolls, Stroke 9, Smile Empty Soul, Local H, Adema, Eye Empire, and more.
Rich Keane Jr. (Vocals/Guitar)
Amanda Hamers (Vocals/Guitar)
Kyle Wolfram (Drums)
Chandler Cornell (Bass)