DUBLIN-BASED DARKWAVE TRIO SLEEP THIEVES
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“Is This Ready” at Impose Magazine
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RIYL: Kelly Lee Owens, S U R V I V E, The XX, Depeche Mode, CHVRCHES, Sylvan Esso
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Dublin-based trio Sleep Thieves make perfect music for a late night drive through quieting streets, past twinkling lights and the occasional wanderer-the sort of music that sits wonderfully alongside the work of groups like Glass Candy and Chromatics” – Pigeons and Planes
“City of Hearts is the very definition of noir-disco: dark, almost malevolent, with a cinematic tinge to it. Listening to it, you can just feel the night air whip past your face as you drive through the empty streets of a dark brooding city – the streetlights your only light, this track the only sound you can hear.” – The Line of Best Fit
“Like Phantogram with a disco fetish, Dublin’s Sleep Thieves utilize ethereal female vocals and dance beats that would make Giorgio Moroder proud. City of Hearts has a late-night vibe, which makes us wonder if Johnny Jewel had anything to do with it.” – MTV Iggy
June 23, 2017 – Dublin, Ireland-based darkwave trio Sleep Thieves have officially release their newest single “Is This Ready?” In advance of the release, the group debuted the single at Impose Magazine who wrote of the track “It will chill you to the bones, but it’s absolutely beautiful.”
Sleep Thieves are Sorcha Brennan (vocals, synths), Wayne Fahy (Vocals, synths, bass, programming), and Keith Byrne (synths, guitar, bass, programming). The Dublin-dwelling trio met through Twitter where they bonded over film soundtracks and vintage synths. This musical friendship was solidified in the recording of their self-released EP, Islands in 2012, which garnered accolades from the press. If Kate Bush had joined Enya and Bat for Lashes to pen a soundtrack for Jane Eyre this album could be it. Haunting, dreamy and cinematic, it opens up and rolls in like a storm over the moors, calling out to a forgotten love, enticing and caressing the listener.
For their debut album, You Want the Night (2014), the band collected together an analog and digital studio setup. Recorded by band member, Keith Byrne, this intimate approach allowed the band time and space to explore and create music with the confidence that only close friendship can provide. The band endeavored to be set free of the constraints of filtering their ideas and sonic visions through a third party but instead to take charge and steer their own recording schedule and sessions. Rian Trench (Solar Bears) came on board to mix the tracks.
Their latest release of pulsing, brooding single & video for ‘Is This Ready?’ in June 2017 marks their return, again working with Rian Trench on mixing duties. This release is the first glimpse of new material from Sleep Thieves with further singles to drop later in 2017.
After seeing them live, The Irish Times tagged the band “noir-disco” and this song perfectly captures that sound. The band describes their music as the sonic realization of memories, visions, emotions and experiences, set to a backdrop of the city skyline, inspired by its perpetual pulse. Their music has resonated with fans worldwide with 6 million Spotify plays and counting and a strong, sustained online audience. They’ve also gained prominent fans in UK radio, receiving airplay through Eddie Temple-Morris & John Kennedy of XFM, Nemone, Chris Hawkins, Tom Robinson, Radcliffe Maconie and Lauren Laverne’s show on BBC 6Music Simon Raymond, Frank Skinner. Sleep Thieves track You Want The Night has also been on rotation via US college radio since its release.