Words alone cannot describe the band SET TO STUN. Each person who listens to the Southern California trio will have their own extreme experience and be left gasping for air. One minute you’ll be thrashing around within the violence of it, and the next minute you’ll be serenaded into a trance-like state and inspired to take on the world. Listening to a SET TO STUN album is more of a journey than just a bunch of songs thrown together on the same CD. The music has a dangerous quality and you’ll get lost in the chaos of what’s happening, while you try to find your way back to safety.
The multi-layered theatrical sound created by Damien Wong (vocals/guitar), Taylor Wong (bass/vocals), and Marcus Molina (drums) hinges on the intense lyrics that are relate-able to many different situations. Whether you’re going through a break-up, dealing with a drug addiction, being shipped off to war, or just trying to pursue your dreams, there is a little something here for everyone. More inspired by science-fiction and horror movies than the post-hardcore bands that they have been compared to, they describe themselves as the “Quentin Tarantino of rock-n-roll.”
SET TO STUN has appeared on major festivals like South By So What?! and Vans Warped Tour. After performing with the likes of Motionless In White and Asking Alexandria, they gained thousands of views on their YouTube videos and caught the attention of Tragic Hero Records who signed them in 2014. Their debut Dreamcatchers EP will be released on the aforementioned label, with a follow-up full-length already in the works. “We are really excited to have the band on our roster,” says Tragic Hero CEO Tommy LaCombe. “They are truly a cinematic experience without limitations.”