Back in 1996, Silver Sun wowed us
with their welter of Firebird and surfcaster guitar tamed only by desperate
harmonies. The release of new single Immediate gave Rosey
a chance to go on and on about the old days with James Broad, and also
to look to the future.
Silver Sun - who, what and why?
The first time we talked to you was in Bedford 1996 - you can see
the interview on the archive pages of our website. What things have
changed for you since then, and what have stayed the same?
For anyone not around in '96, can you describe your sound to a Babyshambles
loving deaf alien who's just jetted in from Neptune?
The last time I saw you was at a tiny, secret, packed'n'sweaty gig
at The Portland Arms in Cambridge as you prepared to jet off to America.
What's been going on with the band since then?
What can you tell us about new single 'Immediate'?
Were you pleased with the reaction to Disappear Here and what's
the story behind its apparent imminent re-release?
You say that you want to release an album every three quarters of
a year for the next 30 years, without the attendent 'boy band' level
of hype and public visibility. Do you see yourselves as becoming more
of a studio band or are you itching to get playing live again?
What do you wish you'd known about the 'music industry' back in
Are you still in love with Surfcasters and Firebirds?
What do you listen to when hoovering?
What's the best new band you've heard in 2005?
Any advice for new up and coming bands?
And, 9 years on, what's best, chips or cream buns?
Thankyou very much.
Read our 1996 interview with Silver Sun on our archives pages here