PREVIOUSLY KNOWN AS ‘BETTER THAN NOTHING’
WHY WAS IT IMPORTANT TO REBRAND YOUR NAME? WHAT DOES THE CHANGE MEAN FOR THE BAND?
KIMBERLEY OF SEVEN MILE SUN: Our previous name was comprised in a last minute pinch the night before auditions for ‘The Duo’ in 2013 – our first gig in the ‘big city’. It didn’t hold much meaning for us, but worked for what we were doing playing cover shows with a small mix-in of original music. We had always tossed ideas around for a name rebrand, but the change seemed intimidating and never felt like the right time. Once COVID initially hit and we were all in quarantine, we decided it was the right time for change and a fresh start. We decided to focus on our own original music, and haven’t turned back since.
Seven Mile Sun stems from where Kevin and Kimberley grew up – a farm 7 miles from the closest town of Harris, where Joanne originates. This is still our jam space and where Kev and Kim were heavily influenced by classic rock. Every drive to or from band practice gives the best view of the sunset, and is a pretty amazing part of living in Saskatchewan. The name encompasses our roots, our home, where the work happens, and where we started.