The Big Sleep
French Kiss Records
‘Nature Experiments’ is the third album from duo The Big Sleep following 2006’s ‘Son Of The Tiger’ and 2008’s ‘Sleep Forever’.
A more collaborative creative process has helped to create an arresting record.
The Big Sleep sound embraces the light & dark shades of Shoegaze, coupled with a raw power and bold confidence – imagine Blood Red Shoes if Laura Mary Carter and Steven Ansell obsessed about My Bloody Valentine instead of Babes In Toyland.
Guitarist/Vocalist Danny Barria and Bassist/Vocalist Sonya Balchandani have crafted something very special here indeed, rarely does an album arrive with enough decent tracks to warrant a slew of single releases but ‘Nature Experiments’ fully delivers with the 10 tracks here all standouts.
Adrenalin charged ‘Valentine’ is one such highlight, ‘Ace’ is all powerchords locked around a huge chorus while ‘Four Wishes’ sees hard rock riffs lapse into lazed funk. When The Big Sleep unveil a softer side like on album closer ‘1001’ they can still rock harder than most contemporaries, melodic and powerful ‘Nature Experiments’ is the sound of a band fully realising their potential.
The band play a short UK tour in May
12/05 The Hope @ The Great Escape – Brighton (2.15pm)
14/05 Music In Beta @ The Castle – Manchester
15/05 Nice N Sleazys – Glasgow
16/05 The Barfly – London
17/05 Art Academy @ Liverpool Sound City – Liverpool
The official video for ‘Valentine’