Reviews & Features

Album Review

The Permanent Rain Press - 18/03/28

Rock and Roll & Other Sounds feature Landing on the Sun"Landing on the Sun’s latest EP, Paralysis Particle, is a synth-y, emotional release showcasing some fine indie post-rock. Listening to this five-song, 20-minute release left me surprised, absorbed, and wanting more. It’s unlike most releases I’ve heard, and Landing on the Sun deserves a lot of praise for this one."

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Culture Vulture Rocks

Interview with Leanne Allen - 18/02/13

Landing on the Sun interviewed by Leanne Allen from Culture Vulture TV in Victoria, B.C. for the new "Culture Vulture Rocks" feature on Castanet.

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Song of the Day

Rock and Roll & Other Sounds Feature - 18/01/15

Rock and Roll & Other Sounds feature Landing on the Sun"Monstrous” is taken from Landing on the Sun’s EP “Paralysis Particle” released last November. This was the first song I heard by this band and I absolutely love it. It’s very original-sounding, with mesmerising vocals, thought-provoking lyrics, and an addictive groove."

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Landing on the Sun gets even cooler

Ride the Tempo Review - 17/12/26

Ride the Tempo Review Landing on the Sun"Okanagan rock duo Landing on the Sun is now a trio with the addition of singer Quinn Vienneau. Their hard-edged guitar and dark post-punk synths are still in action, while Vienneau adds a poetic edge with her singing/near-spoken word. In other words, they’re cooler than ever."

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Vocally, eclectic and stylistically intriguing

Canadian Beats Review - 17/12/22

Vernon Morning Star Review Landing on the Sun"From Vernon, B.C comes “alternative, hard-edged post-rock/ pop” band Landing On The Sun who released their EP Paralysis Particle in November. This five track EP is filled with eerie tunes, accompanied by female vocals and a sultry spin.

Kicking off the album is “Monstrous” – an eclectic tune, beginning spoken lyrics about society and branching out into a melodic chant of “monstrous”, all to a modern techno beat with hints of guitar riffs. Interesting in execution, it is a tune that is sure to have listeners wondering what else Landing On The Sun has to offer.

“Vandra” is a sultry tune, accompanied by the same melodic vocals, while sounding more rock and roll. The lyrics are intense and loaded, giving off a vibe of autumnal spookiness.

“Hold Me on Fire”, the third track off of Paralysis Particle is a tune that plays more into the instrumental aspect than vocals – with classic guitar riffs, and a steady drum track. Again, feeling very autumnal – this track would be perfect for any Halloween-y occasion.

Overall, Landing On The Sun gives listeners an EP full of autumnal vibes with a spin – vocally, eclectic and stylistically intriguing."

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Indie Song of the Day

Alternative Addiction feature - 17/12/19

Vernon Morning Star Review Landing on the Sun"The Indie Song of the Day comes from Canadian trio Landing on the Sun. The band, from British Columbia rocks out on their new 5-song EP, Paralysis Particle and our favorite off the EP is their single "Monstrous."

The band made their own video for the song and it serves up Quinn Vienneau's seductive vocals wrapped around rock riffs and rhythms evoking some great hard-edged pop from the 80's and 90's. Quinn was actually hired by the band to shoot the cover photos for the band's last release and the relationship grew to her taking over the vocal reigns for what used to be an instrumental project.

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Street Sounds: Local art-electro jams

The Morning Star Album Review - 17/12/15

Vernon Morning Star Review Landing on the Sun"Landing on the Sun’s Paralysis Particle evokes sound track sounds of noir films of the early ’80s

Vernon-based electronic rock band Landing on the Sun’s second recording, Paralysis Particle, is heavy on the artistic edge of electro music, evoking sound track sounds of noir films of the early ’80s.

The new addition of vocalist, Quinn Vienneau, brings an art school aesthetic to the group’s vibe. Her vocal posture is reminiscent of a Nico-esque Velvet Underground feel of detachment. It’s beguiling and when it syncs with Landing on the Sun’s electronic thrum on tracks like Monstrous, it recalls Emily Haines’ work with Metric.

It is an edgy sound, one that suggests a Blade Runner sci-fi context. Shall we say futuristic even if the future is here? That’s all right, though. With the synth and bass-driven punch and the restless guitar work, there are spooky sounds aplenty.

Eric Hutton (bass, keyboards, drums) and Billy Haner (guitar) get down with the flip side of ’80s guitar/keyboard textures that recall groups like Bauhaus. They experiment freely and take that spirit and hone it into tracks that pulsate darkly (Hold Me on Fire, It’s Like I Told You).

Paralysis Particle is a dark record and one that suggests a time travel to the underground chic nightclubs of the early ‘80s or an alternative soundtrack to the David Bowie and Catherine Deneuve movie, The Hunger.

The record has some heavily committed vibe."

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The Permanent Rain Press

Album Review - 17/03/09

the permanent rain press"As much as I respect artists and their right to express themselves through any medium they desire, the sad truth is that sometimes, their voices just aren’t very pleasant to the ear. Billy Haner and Eric Hutton of Landing on the Sun are wise enough to know that vocals aren’t everything. The two Vernon, BC-based musicians have a plethora of experience under their belts, coming together for this full-length project of instrumental rock n’ roll tracks that hold tight to the listener, even without lyrics."

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Street Sounds: Vernon duo is ablaze

The Morning Star Album Review - 16/09/23

Vernon Morning Star Review Landing on the Sun"Vernon-based instrumental duo, Landing on the Sun’s debut record is a cinematic extravaganza of fuzztone and twang.

Their iconoclastic approach is a fresh take on the notions of performance and recording in general, putting creativity and energy to the forefront while making the pursuit of vibe the driving force.

The album is propulsive background music laden with driving riffs, conversational note passages and a committed noir-ish direction, which gives the songs a soundtrack soul.

It’s a strong aid for repeated play long distance driving through high altitude passes, where the twang and thump can take hold through the night. "

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Canadian Bands You Need To Hear

bandbiz"There is no shortage of great Canadian music, and with Canada’s 150th birthday fast approaching, we decided to put together a list of 150 Canadian bands you probably haven’t heard of, but definitely need to check out!"

Cool to have Landing on the Sun featured on this list. Chere it out here -->>
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Divide and Conquer

Album Review - 16/10/20

divide and conquer Review Landing on the Sun"One epic journey of instrumental hits just waiting for a road trip to sign along with or the right adventure movie looking for a theme song. The Canadian duo of Eric Hutton and Billy Haner known as Landing on the Sun have played together off and on for decades, which you hear in the layers of each of these unique rock instrumentals."

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insomnia radio daily dose Review Landing on the Sun

Insomnia Radio

Daily Dose Album Feature - 16/10/05

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Emerging Indie Bands

Album Review - 16/09/21

the permanent rain press Review Landing on the Sun"The Canadian instrumental-rock duo Landing On The Sun released their eponymous LP on the 19th. Lasting at just under fifty five minutes the thirteen track album is a soundtrack to settle down with in one session as the tracks seamlessly thread one into the other delivering a wide expanse of ideas."

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