Dublin, County Dublin
Sleep Thieves play the Camden Crawl, Dublin in May 2013 on the Nialler9 stage in Sweeney's.
"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, acclaim in the Irish music press and a large amount of fans online.
Islands EP reviews:
"Superb, ambitious full-bodied new tunes from the Dublin band taking a marked different direction from last year’s debut album."
- Jim Carroll, The Ticket, May 2012
"Stream of the week :
.....think wave-y-gothic vocals (Austra/Fever Ray/The Golden Filter) floating in and out from the dark to the bright side and back!"
– Deer De Bois, (Belgium), May 2012
"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, May 2012
Sleep Thieves released their debut album HeartWaves 2011 the follow up to their acclaimed EP, It was only a satellite. Both are available to listen to and buy at www.sleepthieves.net.
Video and single 'Hope Is Dead' were released as a double a-side alongside William Fakename's Twinsunset Cassette Remix of Do It The Hard Way. Sleep Thieves were nominated for best group at the 2011 IMTV video awards for Hope is Dead.
Live session on Dan Hegarty's show Alternative on RTE 2xm and 2fm, May 1st 2012
Soundcloud Band of The Day, January 26th, 2012 (Internationally)
ALBUM PRESS CUTTINGS
"A force to be reckoned with live", Lauren Murphy, The Ticket, April 2011
"Heart Waves is a wondrous confection of eccentric indie meets synth-pop with all the bleeps, beats and beery attitude you'd expect from such an uneasy marriage. Indeed there's something both magical and intimidating in their mix of guitar, synths and vocals, especially the honey-dripping voice of Sorcha Brennan, who delivers like a veteran....Sleep Thieves have taken the road less travelled and magically contrived a fresh and vibrant vibe. Watch them go."
Jackie Hayden, April edition of Hot Press, 2011.
“I’ve been listening to ‘Heart Waves’ by Sleep Thieves today. It’s a wonderful album that many, many people are going to fall in love with.”
- Dan Hegarty, 2fm, National Radio Station DJ
http://2fm.rte.ie/blogs/dan_hegarty (March 7th, 2011)
"Heart Waves starts right in your face with pulsing, dance floor packing beats in the song ’5 AM, November 6th,’ and doesn’t stop from there. Heart Waves exemplifies what I love most about debut albums – you can hear in every note that the band is making music for one reason only – that’s what they love doing."
-Fairly Coherent (US), April 29th, 2011, http://www.fairlycoherent.com/2011/04/fairly-reviewed-sleep-thieves-hear.html
"Seeing the band evolve into the late night dance-a-thon that their instrumentation always threatened, whilst still keep the occasional bout of almost child-like simplicity and starkness in the album’s quieter moments, is reward enough in itself: this is electro-pop at its most infectious"
State.ie Review - April 2011
"Heart Waves is one of the finest Irish albums of the year, you'll be hard pressed to find sweeter pop melodies anywhere this year"
Le Cool Dublin review - April 2011
Heinekenmusic.ie (Alison Curtis editorial May 2011)
"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!"
Sleep Thieves, Whelans Headline in March 2010 selected by The Ticket as one of their top ten gigs of 2010, alongside Foals, Beirut, Blondie, Snoop Dog and Joanna Newsom.
The Ticket (Irish Times Supplement) December 31st 2010
“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
- IMRO Showcase
- DEAF (Dublin Electronic Arts Festival)
- Dublin Fringe Festival (Spiegeltent)
- HWCH Dublin
- The Great Escape, Brighton, 2012
- Camden Crawl, Dublin, 2012
- Austra (Canada)
- 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 Jan 2010 and 2012)
- 2fm Jenny Huston
- Today FM (Alison Curtis)
- Today Fm (Paul McCloone, including a live session, June 2012)
- 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 )