SUNN O))) at hmv Empire – Coventry

Tue 2nd April 2024
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SUNN O))) Shoshin (初心) Duo

+ Jesse Sykes with Phil Wandscher & Bill Herzog 

hmv Empire, Coventry



SUNN O))) returns to the live aspect in its core, original raw form. Founders/guitarists Stephen O’Malley & Greg Anderson will perform as a duo immersed in profound valve amplification, spectral harmonics, distortion and volume. Pure and primeval riffs of temporality, massively heavy structures of sound pressure. Witness a live experience of physical sound, fog and glacial maximalism like no other.

For twenty years, SUNN O))) have been challenging the way we think about music. In that relatively brief time, core members Stephen O’Malley and Greg Anderson have forged connections between the worlds of Metal, Drone, Contemporary Composition, Jazz and Minimalism with startling results while remaining true to the eternal principles of volume, density and weight.


Jesse Sykes with Phil Wandscher & Bill Herzog 
Singer-songwriter Jesse Sykes, and Sweet Hereafter guitarist Phil Wandscher (Whiskeytown), along with bassist Bill Herzog (Earth), will support SUNN O)) as the Shosin duo, on a special run of UK and French performances.

Described by Spin Magazine as, “a sprawling psych rock vision,” and by The New York Times as, “spellbound music, rapt in fatalism and sorrow,” Jesse Sykes and the Sweet Hereafter has toured extensively in both North America and Europe. With a new record recently completed, the band officially marks their return from a decade-long hiatus.

Sykes is also known for co-writing and singing “The Sinking Belle”, a centerpiece of the seminal collaborative album ‘Altar’, by Boris and SUNN O)). “Whether the sonic setting is one of doomy distortion or fragile finger picking,” All Music has said of Sykes, “[she] remains a truly unique vocalist whose dusky voice is capable of imparting a transcendent, almost spiritual quality to any tune it touches.”



Venue: hmv Empire, 22 Hertford St, Coventry, CV1 1LF —


Accessibility: The venue is fully accessible, there is a lift on the ground floor. This is a standing show.

Timings: doors 19:00, set times tbc

Age Restrictions: 18+ only