Let It Burn, the third LP from Italian band Sunday Morning, is a classy collection of sophisticated, indie rock songs, tinged with romance and visions of the West. There are moments of commanding effervescence and slick bravado, effortlessly juxtaposed by sweet sentiments of longing, love and nostalgia.
Sunday Morning first took form in 1998. Over the course of many line-up changes and a long tour across their native Italy, the band finalised their self titled debut EP. Thanks to the song “Ellis”, Sunday Morning reached the final competition of the 2004 Progetto Demo
contest,sponsored by several major Italian magazines, including Mucchio Mucchio Selvaggio. In March 2006, the band’s sophomore album, Take These Flowers to Your Sister, was released via Midfinger & Ghost Records to favourable reviews, with three tracks finding notable acclaim: “Is That Racoon Sweeter Than Me” became the score for Italian movie ‘Voce Dal Verbo Amore,’ starring Giorgio Pasotti and Stefania Rocca; while “Cigarettes” and “Look At Stars” were included on the soundtracks for ‘Cenci In Cina’ and ‘Mi Fido Di Te,’ respectively.
It was around this time that the band decided to take an indefinite break.
After five years of slumber, the members of Sunday Morning began meeting up for jam sessions, with no particular purpose in mind. Eventually it was decided that the band would reunite, resulting in their long-awaited third album, Instant Lovers, recorded at their own
StoneBridge Recording Studio (built in 2006) and self-released in May 2015.
It was this momentum that led to Let It Burn. Chris Angiolini of Italian label Bronson Recordings approached Sunday Morning about releasing a new album, marking the first time the band had interest from a label before entering the studio. This put a new perspective on the writing and recording process, and created quite an inspirational
challenge for the band members.