Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop, Rock


Sounds like

80s new wave


band members

Bryan Keilor Reid aka Charles Leslie Box guit vocs Tony Peel bass vocs Marty Lemmens Drumz


Influences

xtc the stranglers wire


Website

Bio

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Charles Leslie Box presents The SleeveHearts – Tantamount

Every album has the essence of personal experience and none more so than for this South-West Victorian three-piece: The SleeveHearts Tantamount is an intimate musical sojourn that has reunited three experienced musicians.

The SleeveHearts – Charles Leslie Box (guitar, vocals), Tony Peel (bass, vocals) and Martin Lemmens (drums) – is a product of very recent events.

“This incarnation began with the songs” said Box. “I was consumed… the songs were the only thing that made sense during a prolonged gulf of grief.”

Some 60 songs in 60 days later, Box had more than enough material to lay down the album Tantamount, recorded at Peel’s Motherlode Studios.

Says Box: “The band name demands honesty of us; singing about the personal and thus… universal issues. But overlaying all those conceptions and thought trains is our linking up again and playing together… it is an absolute joy.”

Peel and Lemmens have played with Box in South-West Victoria and Melbourne in some legendary bands such as The Feelers, Breathing In Breathing Out, Liberty Theatre and Kaleideco.

The three-piece gel with an ease that is at once evident and explosive and is easily heard in their clutch of new songs, released on the Tantamount album.

Tantamount – where is the humanity? we must rise, for Earth, for all…

EBCar – we externalize boundaries to protect the personal, instead of

Inside of U – opening our hearts wide… to just be in that vulnerable space…

When Amy Sings – with courage and Winehouse sassy on a knife edge

The Other Hand – we may sojourn into alone-ly yet defining depths…

On My Watch – become engaged/enraged by politik and social oppression

2 Fixed Points – where we are confronted by our precious fragile connection

Melt The Guns – and ask again the question… where is the humanity?

Media enquiries: Charles Leslie Box 0429 035 877

https://www.facebook.com/TheSleeveHearts/

Review

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Comes from a natural place, very organic in the way these sounds were pulled from the soul... you can just tell in the way it's played. Refreshing as this is what is lacking in today's flashy FX

Comes from a natural place, very organic in the way these sounds were pulled from the soul... you can just tell in the way it's played. Refreshing as this is what is lacking in today's flashy FX