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Philadelphia, United States (2005 – present)

A Sunny Day in Glasgow began as a collaboration between friends Ben Daniels and Ever Nalens, both of whom had recently returned to Philadelphia after several years in the UK. The band name came from Nalens, who had been living in Glasgow, and Daniels kept it after Nalens left the project. In 2006, Daniels asked his twin sisters, Robin and Lauren, to start singing on the songs they had been working on. In March of that year the trio self-released The Sunniest Day Ever EP to great acclaim from college radio stations and blogs. Their debut release, Scribble Mural Comic Journal, came out February 2007 and received favorable reviews from Pitchfork and Drowned in Sound among others. Scribble Mural Comic Journal was recorded with one microphone in a bedroom in West Philly and pushed the boundaries of dream pop often drawing comparisons to My Bloody Valentine and Cocteau Twins. During the summer of 2007 the band toured the United States including in-studios on KEXP and Radio K and released a handmade tour only EP titled Tout New Age which was subsequently released as a digitally only EP. A year later the band emerged for a performance at the Whitney Museum as part of the Wordless Music Series and an in-studio performance on WNYC. A month later they toured across the UK and France which was celebrated with a string of 7”s coming out labels as varied as Slumberland, Disjuncture and Georgraphic North.


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  • mcbretttetettet

    damn, that riff in Saturn pulls me apart

    6 Dec 5:39pm Reply
  • keinenglisch

    I was quite disappointed when I discovered they aren't Glaswegians (but I like them regardless).

    3 Dec 2:29am Reply
  • curlylips

    Love the new album. So infectious <3

    18 Nov 8:31pm Reply
  • Akmol

    sea when absent is sooooo good [4] A Sunny Day In Glasgow always were something special for me (probably because they're strange as hell), but SWA is one of the best albums I ever heard. Pure gold.

    4 Nov 4:14pm Reply
  • thatoneguydanny

    The modern Cocteau Twins? Probably!

    29 Oct 10:50pm Reply
  • MichaelT85

    No Death EP is very good; seek it out, if at all possible. Great compliment to Sea When Absent, which is already one of the year's finest.

    14 Oct 5:22pm Reply
  • OblivionJustice

    V this guy

    28 Sep 5:20pm Reply
  • forgetmenot

    I'm listening to this band while staring naked lapdancing chicks in a webcam porn gif banner ad. Suddenly they don't seem so trashy anymore.

    24 Sep 2:11pm Reply
  • iamalreadynaked

    sea when absent is sooooo good [3]

    19 Sep 10:35am Reply
  • IWannaBeAdored

    bloody love these guys and the new album is awesome

    13 Sep 9:03pm Reply
  • copista94

    sea when absent is sooooo good [2] and so refreshing

    9 Sep 1:21pm Reply
  • mcbretttetettet

    I know one of yall got them NO DEATH mp3s. Hit a dawg up.

    28 Aug 12:38pm Reply
  • Sutinen

    Wanna see this band live.

    10 Aug 7:13am Reply
  • mcbretttetettet

    Damn now I need this new ep. Hope someone rips it soon

    4 Aug 3:59pm Reply
  • JessesFM

    sea when absent is sooooo good

    30 Jul 2:39am Reply
  • algoostu

    louve ya

    28 Jul 3:36am Reply
  • Nakkinak

    "sounds like beach boys deconstructed" the beach boys already deconstructed themselves on Smiley Smile if you ask me

    24 Jul 5:55pm Reply
  • optimistic_tour

    Well if you hear this 'problem' in the majority of bands in a given style... maybe that says the style just isn't your thing? Seems to be a major aspect of the sound. For me, their best album Ashes Grammar decays melody constantly and it's one of the loveliest things about it!

    20 Jul 1:37pm Reply
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