Early forward-thinking techno/IDM group, which started as a trio in 1990 by Jay Paine, Paul N. Davies and Michael Bluemink. After several releases on a self-financed label, they gained attention of 808 State, which resulted in the recording of the Return of the Killer Rays EP for 808's own Creed Records in 1991. Hugh Ashton replaced Michael Bluemink around that time, just before the trio signed to GPR. They also brought Taz Alexander into their studio, for female vocals. Taz later also joined Juno Reactor, after Ben Watkins heard her works for Sunkings. In 1994, Sunkings released their debut album Hall Of Heads and earned plaudits from Brian Eno and John Peel. After GPR went under, the group switched to the increasingly respected Blue Room Released label.


Sunkings Discography Tracks


GPR CD7 The Sunkings* Hall Of Heads(CD, Album) General Production Recordings (GPR) GPR CD7 UK 1994 Sell This Version
Sunkings Soul Sleeping (Album) Blue Room Released UK 1998 Sell This Version
CTRCD07 Sunkings Before We Die(CD, Album) Chill Tribe Records CTRCD07 Norway 2009 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Kings Of Sun* Green Ray F.R.O. Records UK 1990 Sell This Version
Sun Kings* Return Of The Killer Rays (Maxi) Creed Records UK 1991 Sell This Version
SK001 SunKings Blow Your Mind(12", W/Lbl, Sta) MDE SK001 UK 1991 Sell This Version
MDE 001 SunKings The Operator(12", W/Lbl) MDE MDE 001 UK 1991 Sell This Version
SK 009 SunKings Klunk Klik(12", W/Lbl) MDE SK 009 UK 1992 Sell This Version
Sunkings Heart Of The Sun EP. (EP) General Production Recordings (GPR) UK 1994 Sell This Version
Sunkings Starbuck (Maxi) Blue Room Released UK 1997 Sell This Version