EMERALD SUNDAY are the six piece Dundee band consisting of Alan Hunter on Acoustic Guitar/lead Guitar, Matthew Fleming on Electric Guitar, Mike Martin on Vocals, Andrew Taylor on Piano/Backing Vocals, John Morgans on Drums and Scott Crawford on Bass, who are bridging the gap between heartfelt Scottish folk and uplifting indie rock, the band make an undeniably unique sound with a distinctly Scottish twist.

First formed back in 2008 Emerald Sunday began life as a covers band, but they soon realised they were onto something and started filtering in their own original material. In 2015 the band released their debut album ‘Revolution’ and from this they began to gain a reputation as a band to watch. 

The Revolution Tour saw the band play some memorable shows rubbing shoulders with the likes of  Big Country, Primal Scream, The Animals, Example and many more.

In 2017 Emerald Sunday released their second LP which showcased their maturity and experience as a bonafide band to be taken seriously. 

Recorded at The Tpot Studio in Kinross The album reached number 17 in the Amazon Rock Chart.

Fast forward to 2018 and the band signed their first management contract with Soil lead singer Ryan McCombes’ label Music House 37 . Shortly after this a record contract was signed with American label Rock Avenue Records and a distribution deal with Sony Music.

The following year Emerald Sunday released their 3rd studio album ‘Willow’ to much critical acclaim and actually briefly overtook Lewis Capaldi in the official Amazon album chart reaching #4. The record was produced by Richard McNamara of ‘Embrace’ at his own studios in Halifax, England.

On working with Emerald Sunday, Richard McNamara said: 

“When a band drives from Dundee to Halifax with enough drink to sink a ship and two pre-packed sandwiches you’d better get strapped in!…

…But when you realise they wear optimism as a badge of honour and open their hearts without hesitation, you know something special is going to happen. Every song is somehow familiar but also surprising. This is where Emerald Sunday are mining for gold, led by a vocalist so accomplished, yet so disarmingly humble – If you like ‘big music’ it doesn’t come much bigger!”

Emerald Sunday now return to us with their latest offering ‘One Sunday Morning’

‘One Sunday Morning’ starts off with a slow, melodic strumming guitar which is interjected with crisp, clear vocals breaking through to take centre stage. The tune quickly switches up with the sudden break of drums which build in a crescendo leading up to the catchy chorus hook. It’s a track that cleverly builds throughout but still remains very much an easy listening tune with a real nostalgic vibe. 

‘One Sunday Morning’ was recorded at Magnetic North Studio in Halifax and was Mixed and Produced by Richard McNamara and also features him on guest guitar on the track. The track was Mastered by Nick Watson at Fluid Mastering in London.

The track was written by Alan Hunter from the band and he has said of the inspiration behind the song:

“One Sunday Morning is a  track which started out life as an acoustic southern American style Ballad which soon turned into an anthemic Monster! The inspiration for the track was that I wanted to write a track with a melodic chorus that was reminiscent of something that a rock band from the 1970’s would bring out; something like an unplugged live number,  I definitely had Neil Young vibes going on in the writing process.”


The band have also today (as of 7pm) released the office video to the track which you can watch HERE NOW


8th July 2022 – Hard Rock Café, Manchester – 8 th July

17th September 2022 – Conroys Basement, Dundee 



Words Sally Newman for The Songbird PR/HQ