Sunflower Bean are a psych band out of New York. Today’s Rough Trade gig marked the release of their first album ‘Human Ceremony’. Playing for about 40 minutes, they showed everyone what a good band they are. The lead singer Julia Cumming has a lovely melodic voice and Nick Killeen’s excellent guitar work driving each song forward. Although their songs are pretty short for a psych band, they have a few songs that appear to be ready to stretch themselves given the opportunity. Sadly they were due to play later in the evening, so any temptation to extend the songs into a psych fest had to be resisted and just left all of us wanting more.