Artist info

Genre

Dance, Electronic, Hip Hop, Pop


Sounds like

Elbow, Outkast , Pink Floyd , Portishead, David Bowie


band members

Sasha - Vocals and Guitar Zoran - Piano, Synths, Bass The Mastermind Alliance - Drums, Samples, Guitars and Strings


Influences

Rhyme , Rhythm , Romance


Unearthed artists we like

Drawn from Bees, Colour Cage, Good Counsel, Slow Turismo


Website

slumberhaze.tumblr.com

Bio

With masterful attention to detail, prolific song-writing and a powerful live act, Slumberhaze create truly hard to label, original music. Featuring strong rhythms and catchy melodies, Slumberhaze have created a theatrical storyboard of songs that truly push the boundaries of genre and time.

The group started as a duo writing/performing European flavoured folk music. Over the years, their sound has developed into a distinct flavour they call 'Dark Colourful Pop', incorporating influences as diverse as Outkast and David Bowie.

Written just after Sasha (vocals) went through a series of major life changes, the upcoming single is named 'Silence'. The song speaks of a man with schizophrenia that finds catharsis in the woman of his dreams.

Her memory encapsulates and defines his conscious being, both easing his affliction with comfort and guidance, while in turn leading to painful withdrawals as the memory slowly fades. The accompanying film-clip is a stark and minimalist portrayal of this tumultuous internal struggle.

Musically, the song splits into two wild directions. The verse features a chugging southern hip-hop beat with deep synthesisers and urging vocals. The chorus introduces stabbing guitars, swirling strings, soaring mellotrons and bombastic acoustic drums, all of which drive this cathartic story to an epic close.

Although quite young to the scene, Slumberhaze have accumulated an impressive trophy wall over the past 2-3 years with notable mentions of Triple J Rotation for last single Neon Demon and Nothing But You previously, high rotation on Double J and Unearthed for both, a completed trilogy of EP’s named ‘Rhyme, Rhythm & Romance’ which all garnered critical praise, 5-star rating on last single by Richard Kingsmill on Unearthed, sold out shows in hometown Sydney and extensive tours that have kept the project in the spotlight.

Review

Review by Dom Alessio Dom Alessio

16 Dec 2016

Triple J
40

I feel like Slumberhaze approach their songwriting from angles that other bands wouldn't, which means their tunes are always embellished with interesting arrangements or unexpected moments. This is a really good example of that.

I feel like Slumberhaze approach their songwriting from angles that other bands wouldn't, which means their tunes are always embellished with interesting arrangements or unexpected moments. This is a really good example of that.

Review

Review by Richard Kingsmill Richard Kingsmill

17 Jun 2016

Triple J
50

You keep getting better. You make me excited. You get five stars.

You keep getting better. You make me excited. You get five stars.

Review

Review by Richard Kingsmill Richard Kingsmill

23 Mar 2015

Triple J
40

A story is really building with these guys. Get onto it before you lose the plot.

A story is really building with these guys. Get onto it before you lose the plot.