Absurdist/Gypsy/folk/punk/funk outfit Sirius.B has been around for a while. They formed in 2006 and, in Xpress' 2007 Best of WNC poll, took home third place for Local Band Nobody's Heard Of. These days, they’re not flying under anyone's radar.
"We have been growing steadily in size over the years, moving from being a three-person band that never performed anywhere, but existed in our minds (not as Sirius.B, but as Black Eyed Norman and the Trophoblasters) to a four-piece, five-piece, six-piece and finally seven-piece band," says vocalist/guitarist Pancho Romero-Bond.
So what's the Next Big Thing in Sirius.B's future? This fall, the band's music (including recently released EP Monkey Robot Soldier) was accepted to Pandora Radio, and they were featured on a sampler by Oasis (a company who also prints self-produced albums). They'd like to broaden their tour scope — possibly as far as Europe — and, specifically, "We hope that the next year sees us playing lots of festivals, opening for large groups, playing larger venues," says Romero-Bond.
— Alli Marshall