tim / bassvox
noah / drums
nath / vox
band formed in mid 2002 between friends Sean Daly (ex Antiskeptic)
and the brothers Joe and Noah Symons (ex Hardly Normal). Originally
it was intended to be a side project from their then current bands
to explore a more melodic / hardcore sound heavily influenced by
bands such as Grade, Poison the Well and Shai Hulud. The three would
get together when Sean wasn't busy touring with Antiskeptic and
make time somewhere between work, friends, study and other commitments
to bust out sounds from Joe and Noah's basement in the quiet end
of Melbourne's outer east. Just for fun and love of the art. They
named themselves 'if pain persists'...
December '02 Sean decided to leave Antiskeptic and this would later
provide him and the others time they all wanted to really engage
the band and its potential. Early '03 Hardly Normal decided to call
it a day, and this in turn brought with it a great deal more availability
to write and jam the music they had been slowly developing. Ironically...
again... a side project became the main project.
things progressed, the band began to move away from the initial
hardcore influence and into a more diverse and less aggressive rock
feel which relies more on crafting dynamics, melodies and guitar
sounds to provide an emo / core inspired heavy and gritty feel,
without the previous metal edge. With leanings towards Further Seems
Forever, Thursday and Rival Schools, the band set out to complete
the line up with like minded characters finding Tim Brown (of former
Mid City Crimestopper fame) on bass and friend Nathan Morel on vocal
duties. After some intense writing sessions Sean and Noah emerged
with 10 songs and decided to re-fit the band with material more
deliberate, focused and joined to the members and the unique blend
of characters and personalities therein. Much rehearsing followed
and the sound begins to take shape.
2003, Joe decided to part ways with the band. It was a tough break
but a positive departure and the guys were happy for him as he is
to be married later in the year! The band pressed on as a four piece,
rehearsing and re-writing material and preparing for the first batch
of shows that slowly crept into the not so distant future... Harold
and Blackstump! As time marched on the guys felt that the band name
belonged to the older incarnation. The more heavier, metal edged
and aggressive elements had faded and taken a backseat to newer
and more indie ideas, which became more and more evident in each
step the band took. So it was decided to change the name to 'sunsetsallday'
before it got too established under the former title. 'sunsetsallday'
was unanimously picked from a list which all members scrutinised
for quite a while! It better fits the ideas and concepts behind
the music, and is a step away from the hardcore/metal attitude of
the former name.