Artist info

Genre

Indie, Rock


band members

Casey Hartnett, Monty Hartnett, Thom Plant, Tom Milek


Unearthed artists we like

Kid Sam, Warm Winter Sky, Tehachapi, Love Migrate, Tom Milek


Bio

Melbourne/Geelong based band Sleep Decade blend dream pop, folk and shoegaze in delicately executed, deeply atmospheric songs. Made up of brothers Casey and Monty Hartnett, and close friend Thom Plant, the three piece find a multitude of ways to make expansive, languid sounds fascinating. Warm vocals, looped guitar textures, simple bass motifs and loose, minimalist drumming emanate from the trio like billowing clouds. Sleep Decade's subtle but dynamic music makes ample use of space, in a way redolent of classic slowcore bands Codeine and Bluetile Lounge. In 2011/12 the band spent time in Point Lonsdale with producer Nick Huggins (Kid Sam, Seagull), where, between surfing and kicking the footy, they recorded their debut LP, Into Spinning Lights, in Nick's family's home. Into Spinning Lights, is out now on Melbourne imprint Flightless and Gaga Digi.

Review

Reviewed by Steph Hughes Steph Hughes

21 Aug 2012

Triple J
40

It certainly does 'make ample use of space' - which is totally underlined by the beautiful tones you're getting. Melancholy!

It certainly does 'make ample use of space' - which is totally underlined by the beautiful tones you're getting. Melancholy!

Review

Reviewed by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

22 Aug 2012

Triple J
40

Yeah this is really lovely and muted. It's pretty low throughout but there's still a real charm to it.

Yeah this is really lovely and muted. It's pretty low throughout but there's still a real charm to it.

Review

Review by Artefact Artefact

09 Jun 2014

40

The best recorded drums on Unearthed. I love the un-obvious instrumental arrangement here. Really imaginative stuff.

The best recorded drums on Unearthed. I love the un-obvious instrumental arrangement here. Really imaginative stuff.