From Montauk to Ireland and back again, rock band Suddyn looks like they’re really hitting their stride.
The band’s founding members, Alan and Jarrett Steil, whose parents Alan and Celeste own the famed Montauk Bake Shoppe, have just released a professionally produced music video for their song, “Nothing Lasts Forever.”
The group gained their fame by touring Ireland and adding Irishman Brendan Connolly to their roster as a drummer and backup vocalist. There, the band gained momentum quickly, popping up on the Top 30 Charts with three different singles and co-performing with bands such as Shiny Toy Guns, The Films, Boy Kill Boy and Larrikin Love. Using their international inertia — NME, a highly influential European music publication, praised them as a Top 20 Breaking Band — they returned the U.S. to record new material.
Suddyn’s second EP, “Before the City,” was recorded under the tutelage of Grammy–Award-winning producer David Kahne, who has worked with the likes of Paul McCartney and Sublime. They followed up the release with a comprehensive tour of the West Coast, where they caught the attention of KRQQ and inked a placement deal with MTV Networks for appearances in upcmoing broadcasts.
The band’s Pacific adventures continue over the next month. In August, though, the Steil boys return to their roots. Suddyn was recently announced as part of the lineup that will appear at the Music to Know festival to take place at East Hampton Airport on Friday, August 12th and Saturday, August 13th (Suddyn’s appearance will take place on the second day, the 13th).
MTK probably marks the trio’s most high-profile appearance to date, sharing a stage with names like Vampire Weekend, Matt and Kim, Ellie Goulding, Bright Eyes, and Cold War Kids, among others. Their appearance at this prestigious event may be a sign that the band is infiltrating the American “indie music scene,” an increasingly paradoxical but equally important connotation for domestic musicians. Suddyn also recently made an appearance at the Indie Music Festival in Las Vegas.
Music to Know is over a month away, but the band tides followers over with their humorous pirate-themed music video. The tune is hooky, the content strangely comical, and the production quality undoubtedly impressive. It’s “Captain Hook” meets “The Life Aqautic” behind music. Well, maybe not quite. But still worth a look.
Plenty of tickets for the festival are still available — visit www.musictoknow.com for more information.