Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop, Rock


Sounds like

Magic Dirt, The Go Betweens, Day Wave, You Am I, Falling Joys, Teenage Fanclub


band members

Martin, Sarah, Cook


Influences

The Breeders, The Go Betweens, Screamfeeder


Bio

Shortly after forming in a Sydney share house in 2014, Sleepy released their self-titled debut EP with singles 'The Ride Up' and 'Edelweiss' being premiered on Consequence of Sound to widespread praise. The EP also caught the attention of THISTIME Records in Japan, leading to an international release, along with a collection of early demos and 7" recordings.

Sleepy's melodic brand of indie guitar pop saw them included on a tribute album for local heroes Smudge, joining slacker pop idols Evan Dando, Babaganouj, Lou Barlow and Courtney Barnett.

In 2018 Sleepy released their second EP 'Postcards,' with lead single 'Photograph' being added to multiple Spotify playlists including Fresh Finds and Broad Chords, continuing to expose their unique brand of pop anthems to new audiences.

After the release of two EPs, a 7" and a number of singles, 2019 saw the band work with producer/engineer Tim Carr (Mere Women, Julia Stone, Totally Unicorn) to craft their long-awaited debut album 'New Shanghai Night.'

Sleepy have been described as “all ringing guitars and tenderhearted harmonies. It’s like the band is trying to seduce you, somewhat sheepishly, into their arms”

-Ben Kaye, Consequence of Sound

“The Sydney, Australia indie rock outfit’s blaring guitars and sing-along hooks are invigorating, full of life, and definitely not something to snooze on”

-Dusty Henry, Consequence of Sound 

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

24 Feb 2020

Triple J
40

LOL I subconsciously heard a bit of Blue Oyster Cult in that first verse intro. Enough to grab my attention but Sleepy hold it with some delicately overcast indie goodness.

LOL I subconsciously heard a bit of Blue Oyster Cult in that first verse intro. Enough to grab my attention but Sleepy hold it with some delicately overcast indie goodness.

Review

Review by Claire Mooney Claire Mooney

08 Oct 2019

Triple J
35

Indie rock to sway and warm your heart with! Nice one!!

Indie rock to sway and warm your heart with! Nice one!!

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

08 Oct 2019

Triple J
35

Dreamy and jangly - it's the right combo.

Dreamy and jangly - it's the right combo.