Sunscreem HQ News Release, 1998
by Sunscreem HQ
Currently playing a series of club and festival dates in the UK, Europe and US, Sunscreem’s appetite for live performance remains unabated following their recent Number 1 hit Catch. During one of the maddest years in the band’s history with the recording of a new album, birth of Lucia’s daughter and the rise and fall of Pulse-8 Records, they have continued to take their unique set to their fans on both sides of the Atlantic.
Formed by Lucia Holm and Paul Carnell on the wave of the dance explosion, Sunscreem broke the mould right from the start by playing with a full live band at raves, free parties, and clubs. They were signed by Sony S2 after only 6 gigs.
In 1993 Love U More reached No. 1 in all three UK Dance Charts (Record Mirror / Music Week / Mixmag) the first time this had ever been achieved. Another all time first was the simultaneous No. 1’s in both the UK & US dance charts for Pressure US and Love U More, respectively. With the release of Perfect Motion, Sunscreem had written two classic club anthems of the time.
Following a stadium tour with New Order, their first album O3 became the biggest UK debut in the US in 1993.
The following year the band released a series of white labels under various guises including Anna Din, Anna Nas, and Chiba, with Anna Din’s Angel achieving club cult status. The album Change Or Die continued the journey, spawning the classics When and Looking At You, both of which reached Number 1 in the Billboard dance chart.
Due to internal politics Sony failed to release Change or Die in the US, and the band negotiated their departure from the label in 1996, simultaneously releasing a limited edition album New Dark Times on the Internet via their critically acclaimed screeming.com site.
The band have now completed a fourth album for release next year.