Sun Ladders is a four piece rock band hailing from Brooklyn, New York, formed in 2012 by Rob Hampton (guitar, vocals), Jonathan Swafford (bass), Alan O’Keeffe (guitars) and Christian Rutledge (drums). They play a stripped down brand of rock and roll, influenced by both classic bands The Faces and The Rolling Stones, as well as contemporaries Thee Oh Sees.
Before forming Sun Ladders Rob Hampton was a member of Band of Horses playing bass and guitar on the record Cease to Begin and arranging the songs “Is there a Ghost” and “Cigarettes,Wedding Bands.” He left Band of Horses in 2008 and relocated to NYC where he met Alan O’Keeffe, who was a member of the Cork bands Bass Odyssey and Sylvia Saint before moving to the New York in 2001.
Over the past two years, Sun Ladders have been playing the club circuit of New York City, honing their live show into a dynamic tour de force. 2014 brings the release of Sun Ladders’ first EP, “Rock and Roll is Dead,” as well as the group’s first US and European tours.
released August 29, 2013
Sun Ladders is Rob Hampton, Johnathan Swafford, Christian Rutledge and Alan Okeeffe. Hide Your Chidren was recorded by James Yost at Terminus Studios NYC. Mixed by Jonathan Kreinik at Boombox Magnetica. Mastered by Matt Shane. All songs by Rob Hampton and Sun Ladders copyright 2013 Say Hello to America ASCAP.
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