A kaleidoscope of sounds and a rainbow of emotions. That’s SummerMay. Layers of atmospheric sounds fluctuating between melancholic and energetic parts making you suddenly realize that there is more than what meets the eyes.

 

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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.»
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«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
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 an EP with 7 songs and was released in spring 2016.

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A kaleidoscope of sounds and a rainbow of emotions. That’s SummerMay. Layers of atmospheric sounds fluctuating between melancholic and energetic parts making you suddenly realize that there is more than what meets the eyes.
„The Mexican“ is an EP that follows a period of redefinition, after two of it’s five members for health and personal reasons left the band.
„The Mexican“ has more rock guitars à la Led Zeppelin than the previous EP, but because of constant experimentation, does not loses the melancholy and the ethereal sound early fans would expect.
The darker voice of the singer fits well the color spectrum of the sound and the energy of the music. Influences of Rock’n’Roll to post-punk, shoegaze up to indie rock are definitely present but without categorizing the band in a particular genre.
The emotions found on „The Mexican“ radiate on stage through the unparalleled energy and enthusiasm of it’s members.
SummerMay is known and keeps on managing to bring the listener on a journey and hopefully in the place the band like to call the „Twilight Zone“.
Download „The Mexican“ here: Bandcamp // iTunes // Google // Amazon
Get the CD here: SummerMay Store
The Mexican (2016)

Download „The Mexican“ here: Bandcamp // iTunes // Google // Amazon
EP (2012)

Download „EP“ here: Bandcamp // iTunes // Google // Amazon

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CD

The Mexican (2016)
EP (2012)
Mexican Klein EP
1. Intro
2. The Mexican
3. The American
4. Calibrate My Heart
5. Would You
6. Radiance (2016)
7. Ember (2016)
1. Hope
2. Shine
3 . Star
4. Radiance
5. Yours
6. Ember
Price: 10.00 CHF plus 1.00 CHF shipping
Price: 7.00 CHF plus 1.00 CHF shipping

Digital Download

The Mexican (2016)
EP (2012)
Mexican Klein EP
1. Intro
2. The Mexican
3. The American
4. Calibrate My Heart
5. Would You
6. Radiance (2016)
7. Ember (2016)
1. Hope
2. Shine
3 . Star
4. Radiance
5. Yours
6. Ember
Bandcamp // iTunes Google // Amazon
Bandcamp // iTunes Google // Amazon

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