– We hope that the contagiousness of our passion and the atmosphere of our music will confuse the crowd with space and time and bring them into the...Read Biography
We hope that the contagiousness of our passion and the atmosphere of our music will confuse the crowd with space and time and bring them into the “Twilight Zone”.
«SummerMay – nicht nur eine grossartige musikalische Erfahrung, sondern für Fans ein geradezu spirituelles Erlebnis.»
«Was SummerMay live an Präzision und Eigenständigkeit bieten, ist beeindruckend. Charismatische Performance, Spielfreude – selten eine CH-Band mit so viel Potential gesehen.»
Markus Meier – Management THE BEAUTY OF GEMINA
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SummerMay was born in 2001 after hours of jamming by the two original members and meticulously adding the right musicians. Based in Zurich, Switzerland the heart of the band is reflected in their songs: honest, authentic, emotional and passionate.
“It’s not about the quality of your gears or your technical skills, but the emotional connection that drowns us into a higher place and hopefully connects with the crowd.”
Early 2009 SummerMay started through after they found a drummer and a singer.
The band started to write songs based on hours of jamming the 3 original members had previously experienced.
What set them apart in the shoegazer scene is their love for dynamics, fluctuating between clean spacey parts into walls of overdriven distortions.
SummerMay is here for the long run, to build a bridge between people and the loving heart.
In late summer 2010 the band had its first live appearance that confirmed all the members that SummerMay had something to offer.
Further appearance in small festivals, clubs in Zurich and Lausanne, battle of the bands allowed the band to get some experience and a small following.
The band recorded a 3 songs demo that was given away to attract fans online. Around June 2011 the entire 500 demo CD’s were distributed during concerts or to potential supporters.
Then an unexpected offer came from a small Indie Label from Zurich called Fictional Island.
They were willing to bring SummerMay on the rooster, produce and distribute a CD.
It came as another confirmation that their sound was well received in that particular scene.
From November 2011 to March 2012 a 6 songs EP was produced and finally released through Fictional Island in May 2012.
Around the same time SummerMay lost 3 of its members. But the two remaining original members decided keep on rocking and found a new drummer, singer and guitarist.
In 2014, one of the original members had to leave SummerMay for health reasons and the singer emigrated. SummerMay searched again for new bandmates.
Over the years the only original remaining member is the bassist, leader and founding member. The sound definitely evolved through all the great members that made SummerMay what it is today!
The vibe of the early days truly remains through the band’s layers of atmospheric sounds, ranging from melancholic to energetic parts creating an introspective, atmospheric, worshipful music that will bring the listener into what the band like to call the “twilight zone”. A higher place we can drown into and realize there is more than what meet the ears and eyes.
In summer 2015 SummerMay started to record the second album called “The Mexican”. It’s coming out as an EP with 7 songs and will be released in spring 2016.