Yours & Owls
Slumberhaze // Wicked Children // Indie Kid Callum Tickets
8:00pm, Thu 24 November, 2016
Rad Bar, NSW
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With masterful attention to detail, prolific song writing and a powerful live act, Slumberhaze create truly hard to label, original music. Featuring strong rhythms and catchy melodies, Slumberhaze have created a theatrical storyboard of songs that truly push the boundaries of genre and time.
The group started as a duo writing/performing European flavoured folk music. Over the years, their sound has developed into a distinct flavour they call 'Dark Colourful Pop', incorporating influences as diverse as Outkast and David Bowie.
Written just after Sasha (vocals) went through a series of major life changes, the upcoming single is named 'Silence'. The song speaks of a man with schizophrenia that finds catharsis in the woman of his dreams.
Her memory encapsulates and defines his conscious being, both easing his affliction with comfort and guidance, while in turn leading to painful withdrawals as the memory slowly fades. The accompanying film-clip is a stark and minimalist portrayal of this tumultuous internal struggle.
Musically, the song splits into two wild directions. The verse features a chugging southern hip-hop beat with deep synthesisers and urging vocals. The chorus introduces stabbing guitars, swirling strings, soaring mellotrons and bombastic acoustic drums, all of which drive this cathartic story to an epic close.
Although quite young to the scene, Slumberhaze have accumulated an impressive trophy wall over the past 2-3 years with notable mentions of Triple J Rotation for last single Neon Demon and Nothing But You previously, high rotation on Double J and Unearthed for both, a completed trilogy of EP's named 'Rhyme, Rhythm & Romance' which all garnered critical praise, 5-star rating on last single by Richard Kingsmill on Unearthed, sold out shows in hometown Sydney and extensive tours that have kept the project in the industry eye for the past year.
Slumberhaze are touring nationally in November.