With a daring shake and a breathless shudder, Brisbane’s Art of Sleeping are back with two contagious and powerful new singles, ‘Crazy’ and ‘Voodoo’, ahead of their long-awaited album set to be released mid-2015 out via Dew Process.
All simmering slow burns and furiously infectious hooks that allow a listener to relish in all the details and textures, ‘Crazy’ has the unmistakable bite of a love affair and the illogical yet fervent feelings it stirs. Nostalgic reverb meets an anguished drumbeat alongside the lovelorn sunshine saturated sound of the 70’s, seductive piano hooks and blues-y howls make ‘Crazy’ the subtle and alluring teaser for the bands forthcoming debut LP.
Since the “Like a Thief” EP, the band comprising of vocalist and guitarist Caleb Hodges, drummer Jean-Paul Malengret, keyboard player Jarryd Shuker, guitarist Patrick Silver and bassist Francois Malengret, experimented, travelled, tried new instruments and honed their craft before songwriter and singer Caleb sat down at his kitchen table to piece together the story Art of Sleeping had always wanted to tell. The five-piece have been pinned as ones to watch since their first track ‘Empty Hands’ sent ripples through triple j unearthed charts and their dynamic live show stirred up audiences across the country. With a ripened sound and limitless inspiration, Art of Sleeping have performed at an array of renowned music festivals including Falls Festival, on one of the country’s biggest stages over the New Year.