Are One Direction heading the wrong way? If their recent single release, the title track from their third album, “Midnight Memories” is any indication, this might be the case. The song was released on March 9, and according to the Official Charts Company on March 16, peaked at only Number 39 in the UK Top 100 Singles Chart. This is their lowest chart entry to date.
The Sunpilots comprise frontman/manager Raj Siva-Rajah, guitarist Bob Spencer, Tom McGirr on drums/percussion, and Adil Baktir on bass. They released their debut album, “Living Receiver” to rave reviews, a MusicOz Award, an ‘Indie Album of the Year’ and two ‘Indie Album of the Week’ awards from the Australian street press. Their single ‘Spotlight in the Sun’ became the most added song on Australian radio and Apple featured two tracks as iTunes Singles of the Week. The band also became a North American college radio favourite and won ‘Best International Artist’ at the Toronto Independent Music Awards and ‘Single of the Year’ at the LA Independent Music Awards.