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London slacker rock newcomers Sleepovers are hard worn, road weary musicians having been created from the ashes of many other bands. They consist of brothers Tom and Ed Reynolds and the main songwriting duo of Elliot Crabtree and Alfie Smith, formerly of indie darlings Skallywags. To complete the group they then drafted in drummer Ashley Hodge, cherry picked from the line up of a project long forgotten.
They have taken the bands sound further than just the contemporary slacker vibes they began with, experimenting with grunge and Britpop influences of their youth such as The Stone Roses and Blur which can be heard in their new release and future sounds to come.
London’s Lo-Fi Slacker Pop rabble Sleepovers present their debut EP Heartbreak High , out March 9th. The band's first EP release is an emotional map of the inside of the band’s heads featuring an array of emotions and influences. The EP is a ramshackle take on a path first carved by bands like Pavement and early Blur. It also throws a decided millennial twist on that formula. with Mac DeMarco and Rex Orange County style melodies all coming to the fore. This is all nicely topped off with heavy layers of distorted Britpop guitar elegance to create the band’s signature style.
Heartbreak High opens with the thumping debut single ‘Good Sides’, a poppy indie rock gem which is quickly followed by the more Britpop influenced ‘Here We Go Again Now’ as the band incorporate echoey drums and laid back melodies akin to The Happy Mondays and The Stone Roses. Your ears are then greeted by ‘I Luv U’ which sees frontman Alfie Smith slur his way through his mixed emotions towards a would-be-partner capturing the desperation and honesty through a dreamlike soundscape. The EP closes with the aptly titled ‘ Group Therapy’ - a massive kaleidoscope of shimmering guitars and haunting melodies as the band show their heads have cleared, leaving a new-found confidence which feels set to linger for the long-run.
Singer and frontman Alfie Smith explains more about the EP: “It was a period in my life where I was in-between jobs and met a little trouble maker who stole my heart and confused my head. The struggle was documented throughout this EP and opened up a brighter, clearer and cleaner future.”
The debut EP 'Heartbreak High' will be released 9th of March, 2018.
So grab your duvet and your PJs - you are invited to join Sleepovers in partying away the pain, we promise you will feel better.
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