The Sonic Dawn is a band from Copenhagen, known for their eclectic psychedelic style and prolific touring of the European continent. “Denmark is entering the world market for psychedelic drugs,” Classic Rock Magazine concluded in a 2017 review, but here is a secret… The only ingredients needed to join this solar trip is the music and an open mind.
The Sonic Dawn was formed in Copenhagen in late 2013, by childhood friends Emil Bureau, Jonas Waaben and Niels ‘Bird’ Fuglede. They were soon picked up by the local underground label, Levitation Records, who released their debut 7-inch, Down the Line (2014). The single was a song inspired by the life of Roky Ericsson, 13th Floor Elevators. During this period they toured Denmark extensively and made their first international appearances.
On October 31st, 2015, they made their album debut with Perception on Nasoni Records. It fuses a range of musical styles into a psychedelic sound, with the intention of carrying the listener away to the unknown. The album featured Erik ‘Errka’ Petersson on organ/keys and extremely colorful cover artwork by Robin Gnista, both of whom The Sonic Dawn have collaborated with on subsequent albums. The following album tour took the band to Germany, France, Switzerland, Italy, Austria and Denmark.
On April 21st, 2017, the sophomore album, Into the Long Night, was released world-wide on Heavy Psych Sounds Records. Written by day and recorded at night during a month of complete isolation in a country house by The North Sea, it is as light and gracious as it is dark and mysterious. Compared to the debut, Into the Long Night is both more sensitive as well as critical in the world-view it presents. The album track, L’Espion, charted on Denmark’s biggest radio station, peaking as no. 1 for two weeks, on P3’s Barometerlisten. The record was well received in the music press and the following album tour was the group’s most extensive so far in Europe.
Since returning home The Sonic Dawn have worked intensely on their third full-length, Eclipse, to be released on Heavy Psych Sounds Records on February 1st, 2019. Both the songwriting and the production was the most comprehensive in the history of the band, fueled by certain tragedies in and around the band. Eclipse is arguably The Sonic Dawn’s strongest and most personal album hitherto, equally catchy and psychedelic.