We’ve been captivated by this beauty of a song by Sunflower Thieves since first hearing it a couple of weeks back.
After fifteen years of friendship, the Leeds-based pop-folk duo of Amy Illingworth and Lily Sturt-Bolshaw are a strong ‘soulful sisterhood’ nurturing a unique sound. Their debut EP Hold the Storm, was released in February 2017 and combined rich harmonies and honest lyrics.
Both singers, guitarists and keyboard players, in live performance, Sunflower Thieves are storytellers, and their friendly chatter invites you in, in between the captivating stories of loss, friendship and hope, portrayed through vocal harmonies and heartfelt lyrics.
About their latest tune, the unsigned duo told Sync: “Like most of our songs, Two Halves is a very personal track. The song is about being there for someone who is vulnerable, as they rebuild their life, and you rebuild your friendship. This is not explicit in the lyrics, and we strive for an upbeat, positive expression of this situation. We’re looking forward to seeing how people interpret it! A live band performance video, and a live acoustic video will be out shortly after the single release.”
Since being joined by their band, Sunflower Thieves have taken their bigger and brighter sound to many festivals across the country, from YNOT Festival, to Dot To Dot Nottingham to How The Light Gets In, and even overseas to Maiwoche in Osnabruck, Germany. Whether as an acoustic duo at Sofar Sounds gigs, or as a band at their own headline shows, catch them live if you get the chance.
Sunflower Thieves – Two Halves