Sulk (British band)

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SULK (London 2012)
SULK performing at Hackney Wonderland London in 2014
Background information
Origin London, England
Genres Alternative Rock
Psychedelic Pop
Years active 2011 (2011)–present
Labels Perfect Sound Forever
Members Jon Sutcliffe
Tomas Kubowicz
Andrew Needle
Jakub Starzyński
Lewis Jones

SULK are an English psychedelic rock/shoegaze band from London.


The group was formed in 2011 in London by Jon Sutcliffe (vocals), Tomas Kubowicz (lead guitar) and Andrew Needle (rhythm guitar). The line-up was later completed by Jakub Starzyński (bass guitar) and Lewis Jones (drums).

The band's debut single, "Wishes", was recorded and produced by Suede, Pulp and White Lies collaborator Ed Buller at ICP Studios in Belgium. Released in August 2011 on Perfect Sound Forever, the single was mentioned in NME '​s "Radar Tip Of The Day" by Matt Wilkinson,[1] This Is Fake DIY '​s single review by Chelsea Cochrane [2] and Killing Moon Limited's "Track Of The Day".[3] The track was also played by Steve Lamacq on BBC Radio 6, Clint Boon on XFM and John Richards on KEXP.

Their second single, "Back In Bloom", also produced by Ed Buller, was released in November 2011, again on Perfect Sound Forever. The song was featured in "The Barometer" by John Hall in The Independent [4] and in The Fly (magazine) by Harriet Gibsone.[5] Huw Stephens at BBC Radio 1, Tom Robinson at BBC Radio 6 and John Richards at KEXP played the track on their shows. They were also mentioned as one of "15 Music Artists Ready for Their Close-Up in 2012" in The Huffington Post.[6]

The band played several shows in 2012 across UK, including being the main support for The Dandy Warhols at the Manchester Academy 2.[7]

The group went back to studio in April 2012 to continue to work on their debut album, which already had been recorded and produced by Ed Buller. This time they collaborated with Marc Waterman, who has previously worked with acts like Ride, Elastica and Swervedriver. The album was later mixed by Jonas Verwijnen and Antti Joas at Kaiku Studios in Berlin.

In December 2012 the band announced that the album will be called Graceless on their Facebook page. The release date has been set for the 15th of April 2013.

Their third single, "Flowers", was released in April 2013 on Perfect Sound Forever. The song was featured on Soccer AM and in Wonderland Magazine as a free exclusive download.[8] The video was premiered in Clash Magazine.[9] Frank Skinner played the track on his show on Absolute Radio.

The band's fourth single, "The Big Blue", was released in May 2013 on Perfect Sound Forever. The single was mentioned by Pitchfork[10] and Time Out (magazine).[11] The track was also played by Gary Crowley on BBC Radio London.

In October 2013 the band announced that they will be supporting Happy Mondays on their "Bummed" 25th Anniversary Tour.

In April 2014 the band began to work on their second album which is expected to be released in 2015.



  • Graceless (15 April 2013), Perfect Sound Forever


  • Wishes (15 August 2011), Perfect Sound Forever
  • Back In Bloom (21 November 2011), Perfect Sound Forever
  • Flowers (1 April 2013), Perfect Sound Forever
  • The Big Blue (20 May 2013), Perfect Sound Forever


  1. ^ Wilkinson, Matt "Radar Tip Of The Day", NME, retrieved 2011-10-14
  2. ^ Cochrane, Chelsea "Warm summery optimism for the Britpop nuwave", This Is Fake DIY, retrieved 2011-08-15
  3. ^ "Track Of The Day, Killing Moon Limited, retrieved 2011-10-17
  4. ^ Hall, John "The Barometer", retrieved 2011-11-04
  5. ^ Gibsone, Harriet "First On", The Fly (magazine), retrieved 2011-11-21
  6. ^ Bono, Salvatore"15 Music Artists Ready for Their Close-Up in 2012 ", The Huffington Post, retrieved 2011-09-01
  7. ^ Gig Junkies"The Dandy Warhols + Sulk @ The Academy 2, Manchester, UK – 20th April 2012 ", retrieved 2012-04-20
  8. ^ Hawkins, Shane "Download: SULK, 'Flowers'", retrieved 2013-04-02
  9. ^ Murray, Robin "SULK - Flowers", retrieved 2013-02-25
  10. ^ Cohen, Ian "SULK: "The Big Blue"", retrieved 2013-05-14
  11. ^ Time Out "The Time Out Mixtape", retrieved 2013-08-16

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