Dublin, County Dublin
Recently signed to Minty Fresh Records in North America to release their forthcoming album in 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.
Islands EP :
"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
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)
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!"
“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)
- 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 )