The Sonic Dawn

Psychedelic rock | DENMARK
  • Emil Bureau Guitars / Vocals
  • Jonas Waaben Drums
  • Niels Bird Bass
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The Sonic Dawn is an acid rock band from Copenhagen, Denmark, known for their eclectic psychedelic style and busy tour schedule. The group was formed in 2013 by Emil Bureau, Jonas Waaben and Niels ‘Bird’ Fuglede. Together they have released four albums, noted for their strong melodies and effortless blend of musical genres, from jazz to heavy acid rock. A fifth album is set for a world-wide release in 2023 on Heavy Psych Sounds Records.

The Sonic Dawn landed their first international record deal with Berlin-based Nasoni Records, who released the band’s debut album, Perception (2015). The album was warmly received among fans of psych and stoner rock, and has been re-pressed several times. In 2016 they opened the mainstage on Freak Valley Festival, where Graveyard (SE) headlined same night.

The sophomore, Into the Long Night (2017) came out world-wide on Heavy Psych Sounds, the band's record label ever since. The album was both written and recorded during one month alone in a country house by The North Sea. The subsequent album tour took the band to Duna Jam festival among others. In 2018 The Sonic Dawn was tour support for Brant Bjork (US) and played some of Europe's most famous clubs.

The Sonic Dawn’s third full-length, Eclipse (2019) was the culmination of a full year’s labor. It was recorded to tape and mixed in The Village Recording, with producer Thomas Vang (Roger Waters et al.) and cut to vinyl in Abbey Road Studios. It was named as “easily one of the best psychedelic pop albums of the decade,” by one reviewer.

Enter the Mirage (2020) is arguably the group's most blazing and powerful album yet. It packs much of the raw energy and electricity from the live shows. “A modern psych classic," wrote Shindig Magazine in their top-review. The Sonic Dawn has since returned to the road. Look out for the group's fifth album which is on its way.

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