ANNOUNCE NATIONAL TOUR DATES AND NEW EP RELEASE
"Starting Sunday have the knack for writing ridiculously catchy songs which after a few listens, stick in your head like leprosy" - Rave Magazine
Melbourne band Starting Sunday, formerly known as Front Counter, have unleashed details of their brand new self-titled EP, and have announced national tour dates throughout May and June in support of the release.
Having introduced their new lineup earlier this year; Starting Sunday are soon to unleash an EP twelve months in the making, in the form of a self-titled EP which introduces a significant change in direction for the band and introducing a mature rock sound.
Under the guise of Front Counter, the band released the radio-favourite single, 'What's Your Name' which was added to instant rotation on Triple M. The band became the first unsigned band to perform on an episode of Network Ten's 'Neighbours' in August  which was broadcast throughout Australia and the UK and also achieved sync placements throughout Channel 7's Beijing Olympic Games coverage  and on Network Ten's Rove whilst ending the year with a special appearance at the 2008 ARIA Music Awards. The band has also supported Behind Crimson Eyes (AUS), The Butterfly Effect (AUS), Dopamine (UK); as well as a support slot on the Taste Of Chaos tour playing alongside bands including The Used, Rise Against, Aiden and the Gallows.
In early 2009, throughout the writing and recording process, the four-piece went through an agonising decision to change the name.
"Originally we were going to keep the name, then we started writing more music for this EP and we started to realise that not only had our sound drastically changed and matured, but we as a group had grown and moved on. We didn't feel like we were Front Counter anymore, so a name change became very important," singer and guitarist Rhys Thompson said.
"We wanted to portray the idea of a new beginning. It was on a Sunday after a few shows in brisbane that everything changed. the new band started on a Sunday, so after a while it became pretty obvious what we should call the band," Rhys explains of the founding of the new name.
Now with a new name in tow, Starting Sunday unleash their new single from their forthcoming self-titled EP "When You're Around" which Rhys describes as a song about not wasting any time.
"It's a little bit about us as a band moving forward and doing what we love," says Rhys.
"When You're Around" at radio Monday, May 4
Starting Sunday self-titled EP at retail Monday, May 18
Tour dates are:Thursday May 28: "Snitch" Rosie's Nightclub, Brisbane, QLD (18+)
With Wearing Rosco & Finabah
Saturday May 30: The Hive, Fortitude Valley PCYC, Brisbane, QLD (All Ages)
With Hey Carlisle, Damsels In Distress and Minus Penny
Thursday June 4: "Hot Damn" Spectrum, Sydney, NSW (18+)
With The Take and Sierra Montana
Friday June 12: Barwon Club, Geelong, VIC (18+)
With Ikarii and guests
Friday June 19: Mischief, Mynt Lounge, Werribee, VIC (18+)
Saturday June 20: Fist 2 Face In Store, Melbourne, VIC (All Ages - 1pm)
Saturday June 20: "Bang" Royal Melbourne Hotel, Melbourne, VIC (18+)
With Crash Arcadia
Friday June 26: Syke, Adelaide, SA (18+)
With special guests
Saturday June 27: We Are Godzilla, Adelaide, SA (All Ages - 1pm)
With Taken By Chance and Danny Kintore
Friday July 3: Rubys Lounge, Belgrave, VIC (18+)
With Ikarii and Click On Colour