LAST week saw Swanage indie band Saturday Sun voted The Guardian newspaper new band of the day. The up and coming band will also launch their new album on Monday and begin a tour, starting at The Winchester in Bournemouth tomorrow night.

The four-piece from Swanage in Dorset take their name from the Nick Drake song and make music echoing in parts Drake’s 60s acoustic sound, but with an added touch of psychedelia erring on the Syd Barrett era Pink Floyd style. Vocalist Alex Hedley’s range veers from falsetto to an earthy, almost growling baritone, giving even their most gentle tracks an emotional weight.

In 2012, Saturday Sun released their debut EP Seagull, which saw its title track was featuring on the soundtrack of independent horror film House at the End of the Street. This track also appeared on the US ABC Network show Twisted.

Last year, Saturday Sun toured extensively including two shows at the Eden Project, (one supporting Sigur Ros) and as support on Nordic Giants recent tour. 2013 also saw the band set to work on recording their debut album Orixé, recording variously between a derelict Swanage school, a cave in the cliffs just outside the town, a dark dank cellar somewhere in East London, a studio above a shopping precinct near Southampton and in the basement of Producer John Cornfield’s home.

Orixé is released on Monday on Viva La Fleetwood Records.