Growing up in Hebden Bridge, UK, HUDSUN (Sam Hudson) began writing and performing in his early teens, scoring airplay on BBC Radio at age 17.
Fusing rock, soul, and electronic influences, HUDSUN has since performed at festivals across the UK including Kendal Calling and Neighbourhood Weekender as well as releasing records across a variety of projects.
More recently, HUDSUN attracted attention from YouTube giants CloudKid, who signed singles ‘Shutdown’ and ‘Run’ to their label, receiving millions of views and streams across YouTube and Spotify.
HUDSUN describes his music as ‘Being hit in the face with a box of stale cereal’. Others have likened him to Alt-rock outfits including Grandson, MGMT, and Imagine Dragons.
With support from BBC Introducing, Radio 1, Radio X and many others, his unique sound is quickly getting picked up and championed across the UK and beyond.
ONE TO WATCH - Radio 1
A BRILLIANT NEW ARTIST - Radio X
1,600,000+ streams on Spotify and counting...
APRIL 9 2021
The title track from the debut HUDSUN EP. An amalgamation of alt-pop and heavy bass drops. This is a story about feeling broken inside and the struggle to locate a glitch within your own mind. It’s a cry for help to a loved one who may be able to fix what you would never be able to see by yourself. It takes a huge influence from gospel and electronic with a landscape of textured harmonies and balled-style vocals with a glitch-style electronic fusion.
may 14 2021
Medication is a story of being addicted to someone to the point of feeling like they are your medication. The lyrics talk about the realisation that you no longer need this toxic person in your life and therefore no longer need your ‘medication’. The track takes influences from old school hip hop bass lines with electronic-pop choruses. The groove is delivered in a way that feels victorious, coinciding with the story of getting over an addiction.
june 25 2021
Passenger is the third and final single from the Glitch EP. This is a story of feeling like you’re always in the passenger seat in a relationship, unable to make decisions or move forward. It pleads for another person to make their mind up so that you at least know where you stand in the relationship. It takes influence from big electro pop outfits that you may hear from MGMT and Tame Impala. A combination of 80s sounding synths with organic distorted bass and guitar lines with catchy chorus melodies.
GLITCH full ep
august 6 2021
This is the debut EP from HUDSUN following on the success of his 2020 singles. A much more diverse set of tracks, scoping new influences from electro-pop to dark and heavy alternative rock. Each track tells an honest story of day to day struggles and is a personal reflection of difficult events in Sam’s life. Throughout the EP Sam pioneers the full rock band sound of organic drums and guitars but within the setting of synths and noise from an alternative electronic landscape. You can pick out influences from artists including Jack Garret, Tame Impala, Awolnation, witnessing diverse sounds from retro soul and modern alt-pop.