Sleep Thieves‘ debut album Heart Waves will be released on April 8th. The first single, 5am, November 6th, is available now.
Having finished their debut album Heart Waves (release date April 8th), Sleep Thieves are offering the first single for free download on Bandcamp. Recorded and mixed by Ciaran Bradshaw (Dark Room Notes, Miracle Bell, O Emperor) in his new studio, 5am November 6th will be available tomorrow Friday 25th of February at http://sleepthieves.bandcamp.com/track/5am-november-6th. The song is currently receiving airplay on Dan Hegarty’s show on 2fm.
Sleep Thieves released their self recorded EP, It Was Only a Satellite in 2009 to favourable reviews. AU magazine described the band as “..purveyors of bleeping marvellous electro pop with sugar spun sentiments… The EP fizzes like a sherbert flying saucer”. Since then the band have expanded their sound and played numerous live shows around the country, including supports to St Etienne, Cranes, Coco Von Napoo, Dark Room Notes, and Le Galaxie and State’s Midnight Mass. Their Whelans gig last March received notable accolades including Gig of the Week and Top ten gigs of 2010 from The Ticket (March 2010 and December 31st 2010). Jennifer Gannon of State.ie noted that Sleep Thieves are now “Harder, fitter, faster, stronger, ….not afraid to stare their audience in the face and demand that they dance and with music this melodic it would be rude not to reply with your feet. “
Heart Waves will be released on April 8th and will be available at gigs, local record shops, online at Bandcamp.com and through itunes. Sleep Thieves will play support to Futures Apart in Whelans on March 3rd and with an Irish tour to accompany the release of the album.
The Workmans Club, Dublin April 7th
The Spirit Store, Dundalk, April 14th
Dolan’s, Limerick, April 15th