“Jangly guitar strums simmer over meditative drum beats and hypnotizing, planetary synths that lure you in for the ride.” – Document Journal
“As Sunbeam Sound Machine, Nick makes beautiful blissed out dreampop” – Brooklyn Vegan
“Dripping in reverb and guitar pedals, it’s a psych-lovers dream — a blissful journey into Sowersby’s creative mindset…” – Indie Shuffle
“Wonderer is a hazy 13-track odyssey of light-textured pop hooks that lurk beneath breathy vocals and dollops of distortion.” – The Brag
“An utterly charming record that demands repeat listening.”. – The Music
Following on from his latest single ‘Talking Distance’ multi-instrumentalist and producer Nick Sowersby, aka Sunbeam Sound Machine, now shares his new single & video ‘Seems Like You’ve Made Up Your Mind’ as premiered overnight by NYC’s Document Journal. Document Journaldescribes the track as “a sonic snapshot of those bright yet melancholic summer evenings that begin with high intentions yet end in a slow-moving haze — and sometimes the unexpected.” ‘Seems Like You’ve Made Up Your Mind‘ is the second track to be lifted from Sunbeam Sound Machine’s second LP Goodness Gracious, out Friday 3 May through Dot Dash / Remote Control Records.
The video for ‘Seems Like You’ve Made Up Your Mind’, directed by Clancy Walker and shot by Sean T. Barnes, was filmed over two nights around Melbourne. Starring Terry Yeboah as a delivery driver forced to deliver a meal against mounting odds, the clip is a meditation on loneliness and optimism.
Nick has revealed some fun facts on the making of the video: “My favourite things about this video are: 1. It was shot incredibly quickly. 2. Though a great serious actor, Terry was hilarious between takes. 3. Clancy actually signed up to be an Uber Eats driver to get the bag for the clip. 4. I didn’t have to sing in it but still got to do a cameo. 5. As soon as it was done Clancy flew to Mexico to help save an endangered type of porpoise.”
Sunbeam Sound Machine first garnered attention for 2013’s One/Sunbeam Sound Machine double-EP, before 2014’s Wonderer received widespread acclaim, leading to nationwide touring in Australia and the US with Sowersby’s 5-piece live outfit.
Goodness Gracious is a self-produced affair, written, recorded and mixed by Sowersby in his home studio before being mastered by John Lee (Laura Jean, Lost Animal, Totally Mild) at Phaedra Studios. Sonically, Goodness Gracioustrades inWonderer’s experimental headphone psychedelia for something at once more intimate and expansive, full to the brim with chiming guitars, glittering loops and warped, cinematic strings.
Sowersby says of Goodness Gracious: “I began working on this album in an exploratory way, recording for recording’s sake until an album began to naturally take form. Along the way I found some sounds that it feels like I’ve been hearing in my head for years. The result is 11 songs that document a period of change, about what we look to for guidance, comfort and stability in uncertain times”
Sunbeam Sound Machine will be performing a free headline show at Sydney’s Golden Age Cinema & Bar this Saturday 23rd March.