Sleepies – Weird Wild World

Release date – 21/08/2012 (Godmode/16oh)
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Sleepies Weird Wild WorldA lot of the records I’ve liked so far this year have been pitched as ‘punk’ but I’ve found them to have more in common with some of the more experimental/noise, dare I say, grunge bands of the late eighties/early nineties. They owe a lot to the likes of Sonic Youth, Mudhoney, Iggy Pop and, in some cases, My Bloody Valentine. Most of the time I’m left wondering if I like these bands because I’ve suddenly been turned on to punk, or because they remind me of the ethos and invention of my favourite acts. Case in point here are The Men understudies, Sleepies, with their second full length album ‘Weird Wild World’. I say understudies because both of their records have been produced by The Men’s Ben Greenburg, and their sound takes on a similar ‘pile driver’ sound to it. Sleepies are similarly shape-shifting in their musical approach too. Continue reading