Friday, May 21, 2010


I've been racking my brain to think of current, quality Western Suburbs bands. I was going to push, as the thesis for this post, the idea that the western suburbs are the new breeding grounds for quality music but it just doesn't seem to be the case. Jonathan Boulet and Parades were all I could think of, off the top of my head. Feel free to let me know any glaringly obvious artists that I'm missing. The reason I raise this is because there is an emerging band from the west that, well, quite honestly rule. They're called Sleepyhands.

Despite having a name with self-sexual connotations (or so I'm told), Sleepyhands have received a lot of attention. They've even been contacted by bigwigs from some decent labels. I know right!? The EP isn't out yet but this guy right here has a copy and it's got me buzzing (more than the new Band of Horses AND the new National COMBINED). Yowzer!

I'll let you pause here so that you can appreciate one of their tracks as you read on. The second track from the soon to be released EP, it's called We Being Humans. It's the least produced and simplest of the five songs on the EP.

Sleepyhands - We Being Humans

The record will be released mid June and I'm unsure about its distribution currently. What I will say though, is that if you want me to get a copy for you and give it to you when I see you then just say so, unless you're one of my many international readers. I'll tell you again right now, it's brilliant. The production (aided by Jonathan Boulet) is cracking and the harmonies are out of sight.

If you want to see them play they've got a show on
Thursday the 3rd of June at the Brass Monkey.
I'll be there. If you go we can carpool! You drive though, I did my part by just letting you know about the show. Sweet deal.

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  1. maybe i should go...
    i could become '3 show toose.'

  2. Without doubt, you should be there.