A Sense of Purpose - EP
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||Idle Talk||The Sleepwalkers||4:16||£0.79||View in iTunes|
||Holes||The Sleepwalkers||5:25||£0.79||View in iTunes|
||Voiceover||The Sleepwalkers||4:05||£0.79||View in iTunes|
||Hum||The Sleepwalkers||6:37||£0.79||View in iTunes|
Modern Day Psycahdelia
I know two members of the band really well so I don’t want to blow smoke up their back ends with this review. I’ll just be honest.
Listening to the 1st track ‘Idle Talk’ you feel like a surfer on a tsunami, it’s fast paced and concise. It’s great to hear guitar being played loud and unashamedly the centre of attention. The lyrics maybe get missed in the grand sound but it all feels so intense it doesn’t matter.
‘Holes’ is driven by a superb rhythm section that glides the song a long nicely. The vocal makes you pay attention and when it breaks down at the end you’re left wanting and waiting for the big finale and although it’s maybe slightly disappointing when it’s delivered, it’s still a fabulous crescendo.
Again with ‘Voiceover’ you’re treated to a superb rhythm section, the bass especially is a right groove. This track has the strongest melody line out them all for me.
The last track Hum which is my personal favourite reminds me of all things good from Verve. It’s a groover that has some lovely McCabe/Greenwood type guitar touches.
It’s never going to sell to the masses but The Sleepwalkers are playing music they believe in. Fair Play Lads.
This is an amazing debute from what i hear to be the "next big thing" from this glasgow alternative Indie band. The opening track "Idle talk" with its thundering rythem section throughout and catching guitar riffs topped of with superb vocals, breaks you into this EP with excitement. "Holes" which neatly and cleverly runs in from the first track has power and capture with a very hooky chorus. Voiceover seems to be the dark one with great build and dynamics and shows a more creative side to the band. Ending this EP is what i can only call a complete head trance and heart thumping masterpiece which will take you on a journey and back again all in 6:37 secs (highly recommended at full volume) Good work done here from The Sleepwalkers and looking forward to much, much more.
Got this mainly because a friend of a friend is in the band, and for three quid I thought, why not?
Was expecting a kind of local band vibe but got a bit of a surprise - it's actually pretty good.
Last two were my favourites - Hum in particular is mindblowingly good. Everything you want from groove-based psychedelia and they seem to have their own spin on it, which is a rare thing in a pretty tired genre.