Caravana Sun fuses introspective songwriting with indie-pop sensibilities on new single ‘Leave It Behind’

Sydney/Byron Bay collective CARAVÃNA SUN announce their third studio album ‘Burning Palms’ today. The 10 track album, written and recorded all within the past 2 years includes the previously released single ‘Charlie’, the intensely personal song ‘Stella’,  the psychedelic and euphoric ‘Afterlife’ and their uplifting new song ‘Leave It Behind’.

“Our song ‘leave it behind’ was written in Munich, 2019. It’s a song about trust and courage in the face of adversity. At the time, we had no idea we were on the eve of a global pandemic. It became our anthem to keep traversing this deep fracture in the arts community and hold true to our connection to music and the profound impact it’s had on our lives.” CARAVÃNA SUN

 Although their new album was written whilst on tour in Munich and Lisbon, ‘Burning Palms’ is an album that sees CARAVÃNA SUN return to their roots and find appreciation in nature as it was recorded in a secluded space deep in the heart of the Blue Mountains, NSW Australia. Sonically the album lives and breathes in a way that means they could play the songs live, and is a celebration of the band’s longevity writing and performing together for over a decade.

Produced by CARAVÃNA SUN, and mixed by Andy Lawson (Death By Denim, Eskimo Jo, End of Fashion, Little Birdy) at Debaser Studio, Perth with additional mixing and engineered by Ian Pritchett at Laketree Mountain Studios, Blue Mountains, ‘Burning Palms’ showcases the band’s heartfelt introspective songwriting talent as they wrote and arranged every song on the album. 
“After 10 years as a band, we’ve felt that no matter the music, the vibe of wanting to make music with friends always comes first. If we take care of each other, the music takes care of us.” CARAVÃNA SUN

Since 2011 up until early 2020, CARAVÃNA SUN are known for their dynamic live performances and energy and have toured Europe, playing over 300 shows/festivals/open airs in Europe/UK. Highlights include Boardmasters (UK), Headlining Madnes (NL)Summer in the city (Germany), Boomtown (UK)Reggae Sun Ska (France) to name a few. They have toured with iconic artists Madness, UB40, The Cat Empire & Fat Freddys Drop and have built up quite the reputation beyond the sunny shores of Australia.
CARAVÃNA SUN fans will be delighted to know that their new album will be supported by a tour, which kicked off at the Tanks Arts Centre, Edge Hill in QLD on March 11, then head onto the renowned Byron Bay Blues Festival on April 14, before moving through to Margaret River on April 30, to Exmouth on May 6, Karratha, Broome, Fremantle and wrapping up in Sydney on August 27.
“We’re super excited to take this record on the road. With shows around Australia & over 2 months of shows booked throughout Europe & the UK, we’re beyond ready to bring this live energy back to the people.” CARAVÃNA SUN


Tickets via
FRIDAY 8 APRIL – Lismore Benefit Concert Coffs Harbour, NSW
SATURDAY 9 APRIL – Yamba Open Air NSW 
THURSDAY 14 APRIL – Byron Bay Bluesfest NSW
SATURDAY 30 April – Settlers Tavern Margaret River, WA 
FRIDAY 6 MAY – Whale Bone Brewery Exmouth, WA
SATURDAY 7 MAY – North West Brewery Karratha, WA
SUNDAY 8 MAY –  North West Brewery Karratha, WA
FRIDAY 13 MAY – Divers Tavern Broome, WA
SATURDAY 14 MAY – Divers Tavern Broome, WA
SUNDAY 15 MAY – Freo social – Fremantle (WA Album Launch)
SATURDAY 27 AUGUST – Factory Theatre – Sydney, NSW (Sydney Album Launch)