Dublin, County Dublin
Recently signed to Minty Fresh Records in North America to release their forthcoming album in June 2014.
Sleep Thieves are Sorcha Brennan, Keith Byrne and Wayne Fahy. They play moody and hypnotic electronic music, described as 'disco-noir' by the Irish Times. Based in Dublin, Ireland, they make, record and produce their music from their home studio. They are currently recording a full length follow up to their 2012 EP, Islands.
"Islands" EP out now, available at http://sleepthieves.bandcamp.com or Elastic Witch Dublin.
Sleep Thieves play moody and hypnotic electronic music, described as 'disco-noir' by the Irish Times. They have built a loyal live following throughout Ireland for their vital and atmospheric performances.
"If ever they film a sequel to Nicolas Winding Refn’s hyper-stylish film Drive, Irish trio, Sleep Thieves should be on the short list of for scoring duties. "
- Jon Tanners, Pigeons and Planes N.Y.C.
"City of Hearts is the very definition of noir-disco: dark, almost malevolent, with a cinematic tinge to it. Listening to it, you can just feel the night air whip past your face as you drive through the empty streets of a dark brooding city - the streetlights your only light, this track the only sound you can hear."
- The Line of Best Fit
"Dublin's Sleep Thieves skate along feathery synths and breathy female vocals. Their new single City of Hearts kinda sounds like what might happen if Johnny Jewel was producing Phantogram."
- Under the Radar Magazine
"Like Phantogram with a disco fetish, Dublin's Sleep Thieves utilize ethereal female vocals and dance beats that would make Giorgio Moroder proud. City of Hearts has a late-night vibe, which makes us wonder if Johnny Jewel had anything to do with it."
- MTV Iggy
"Dublin’s Sleep Thieves are cooking up the kind of spacey, danceable, girl-fronted electronic pop that sounds so good these days. “Sparks” is exactly the kind of pulsing midnight groove that does their name proud."
- The Burning Ear, L.A.
"The songs are dipped in atmospherics .... a brooding synth and vocal refrain on ‘Out Of The Darkness’, a stepping out into the clearing of sorts that indicates the band’s new identity and mood.."
– Niall Byrne, Nialler9.com
Heinekenmusic.ie (Alison Curtis editorial)
"I love Sorcha’s voice and feel their offerings are as strong or stronger than the Crystal Castles, Ladytrons or Metrics of the world... enjoy!"
“Harder, fitter, faster, stronger, (Sleep Thieves) are not afraid to stare their audience in the face and demand that they dance and with music this melodic it would be rude not to reply with your feet. “
“.. irresistible, hip-shaking, (their sound) is the sweetest of kisses followed by the bloodiest of punches “
State.ie – Live review
The Ticket Irish Times
“ … sparkling, swaggering electro-pop... Definitely worth staying up late for”
Sleep Thieves have played some notable shows throughout Ireland including
- Culture Tech Derry, (2013)
- IMRO Showcase
- DEAF (Dublin Electronic Arts Festival)
- Dublin Fringe Festival (Spiegeltent)
- HWCH Dublin
- The Great Escape, Brighton, 2012
- Camden Crawl, Dublin, 2012, 2013
- Westport Music and Arts Festival
- Austra (Canada)
- MS MR (USA)
- St Etienne (UK)
- Cranes (UK)
- Midori Hirano (Japan)
- Koko Von Napoo (France)
- Le Galaxie (IRE)
- The Cast of Cheers (IRE)
- Jape (IRE)
- Lovers (Portland, US)
- Destroyer (US)
- Wild Nothing (US)
- Spector (UK)
Tracks from Sleep Thieves have garnered sustained nationwide and international radio play via
- 2fm (+ live session with Dan Hegarty)
- 2fm Jenny Huston
- Today FM (Alison Curtis)
- Today Fm (Paul McCloone, including live session)
- 2XM digital radio
- Phantom FM
- 98 fm
UK stations via
- BBC 6Music
- Diesel Radio (London)
- Resonance FM (London)
- BBC Radio Ulster (Across The Line)
- Amazing Radio ( http://www.amazingradio.com )