Crossover Prog • Australia

From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

The Sunpilots picture
The Sunpilots biography
Australian band THE SUNPILOTS was formed in 2007, and the following year they released their debut album "Living Receiver". Two years later they decided to have a real go at crafting a career the old-fashioned way, and relocated to Europe. They are now closing in fast on live performance number 500, and in 2012 they released their second full length album "King of the Sugarcoated Tongues". Following up on modern marketing strategies, they made this second effort available for free, on certain conditions, while those who desire so can purchase this production in any modern or old fashioned manner they choose. The Sunpilots are still in Europe, living the life of nomads on the road, fully dependent on fan support.

The Sunpilots official website

THE SUNPILOTS MP3, Free Download (music stream)

Open extended player in a new pop-up window | Random Playlist (50) | How to submit new MP3s
No MP3/Stream available for this artist.
Collaborate with Progarchives.com, learn how to submit new MP3s.

THE SUNPILOTS forum topics / tours, shows & news

THE SUNPILOTS forum topics Create a topic now
THE SUNPILOTS tours, shows & news
No topics found for : "the sunpilots"
Post an entries now

THE SUNPILOTS Videos (YouTube and more)

Showing only random 3 | Search and add more videos to THE SUNPILOTS


King of the SugarcoateKing of the Sugarcoate
PID 2012
Audio CD$15.17
$12.17 (used)
Living ReceiverLiving Receiver
Imports 2008
Audio CD$24.10 (used)
Piper's mirror [Single-CD]Piper's mirror [Single-CD]
Audio CD$6.62 (used)
Audio CD$442.84
$9.99 (used)
Right Now on Ebay (logo)

More places to buy THE SUNPILOTS music online Buy THE SUNPILOTS & Prog Rock Digital Music online:
  • AmazonMP3: Search for THE SUNPILOTS DRM-Free MP3 Downloads @ AmazonMP3 (USA Only) | AmazonMP3 (UK Only)

THE SUNPILOTS shows & tickets

THE SUNPILOTS has no upcoming shows, according to LAST.FM syndicated events and shows feed

THE SUNPILOTS discography

Ordered by release date | Showing ratings (top albums) | Help Progarchives.com to complete the discography and add albums

THE SUNPILOTS top albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

4.00 | 1 ratings
Living Receiver
3.69 | 7 ratings
King of the Sugarcoated Tongues

THE SUNPILOTS Live Albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

THE SUNPILOTS Videos (DVD, Blu-ray, VHS etc)

THE SUNPILOTS Boxset & Compilations (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

THE SUNPILOTS Official Singles, EPs, Fan Club & Promo (CD, EP/LP, MC, Digital Media Download)


Showing last 10 reviews only
 King of the Sugarcoated Tongues by SUNPILOTS, THE album cover Studio Album, 2012
3.69 | 7 ratings

King of the Sugarcoated Tongues
The Sunpilots Crossover Prog

Review by k3no444

4 stars I was struggling to think of a way to describe this band all morning during my commute to work. Because of the variety of sound that The Sunpilots deliver on this album, it took a few hours before I finally pinpointed the musical influences. Whether unintentional or not, my first impression of this band is a musical fusion of The Mars Volta and Incubus, but not necessarily a musical duplicate. I could easily hear Brandon Boyd's vocals if I closed my eyes, and could easily guess the song structures to be Mars Volta or At The Drive-In B-sides. The previous sentence is in no way meant to be an insult or taken in a negative connotation.

The songs in "King of the Sugarcoated Tongues" are much too complex and unique to simply be copying one or two different bands' sound, but simple enough to be pleasant and catchy. Each song is a prerequisite to the next, as the song structure is uniquely driven by the electric and bass guitars, played by Bob Spencer and Adil Baktir respectively. The first song I listened to was "The Piper's Mirror," which is also released as a music video. The video reminds me of a dystopian future, but can be interpreted to the viewer's liking. Songs like "King of the Sugarcoated Tongues" and "God Science" reminds me of old-school Incubus with its simple yet effective guitar riffs, doused in phaser and other sound effects. Other songs like "The Captain" and "Rain" make me recall the guitar styles of individuals like Omar Rodriguez-Lopez of the Mars Volta and Nick Perri of Shinedown. The groovy bass guitar is prominent in every song. I cannot help but follow the bass guitar in songs like "King of the Sugarcoated Tongues" and "Exodus". The drumbeat is the perfect complement to the effect-driven guitars and bass guitars, played by Kay Ketting.

What I love the most about this album is the vocals. Raj Siva-Rajah's range is incredible; his vocals alone are a reason to listen to this album. His voice sounds like a mix between many well known rock singers, from Brandon Boyd to Matthew Bellamy to Jeff Buckley. Vocals are highlighted in songs like "3 Minutes to Midnight" and "The Captain." His range in vocals, along with the varying styles of guitar make this album stand out among others.

A very surprising album, I definitely rate this a 4 out of 5 stars.


As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password
Thanks to windhawk for the artist addition.

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: JazzMusicArchives.com — the ultimate jazz music virtual community | MetalMusicArchives.com — the ultimate metal music virtual community

Server processing time: 1.06 seconds