Album You Want the Night will be released worldwide on June 17th via Minty Fresh Records (US). 2014 has been an exciting year for Sleep Thieves as the band have enjoyed positive attention from influential blogs for their advance singles City of Hearts and You Want the Night and can count The Line of Best Fit, Under the Radar Magazine (LA), Pigeons and Planes, and The Guardian among their suppporters.
The album can currently be pre-ordered on vinyl at www.sleepthieve.net with beautiful artwork by Irish artist Bennie Reilly (also lead vocalist/songwriter with little xs for eyes). If Kate Bush had joined Enya and Bat for Lashes to pen a soundtrack for Jane Eyre this album could be it. Haunting, dreamy and cinematic, it opens up and rolls in like a storm over the moors, calling out to a forgotten love, enticing and caressing the listener. Recorded by Keith Byrne in the band’s home studio it was mixed by Rian Trench of Solar Bears.
Listen to title track You Want the Night here:
Having just returned from London the band are looking forward to their live dates in Ireland:
The Oh Yeah Music Centre, Belfast on Friday, June 13th.
Roisin Dubh, Galway, Thursday, June 19th
Upstairs in Whelans, Dublin, Saturday, June 21st with special guests
They are also curating a stage at the YouBloom Festival on June 14th.
“Dublin-based trio Sleep Thieves make perfect music for a late night drive through quieting streets, past twinkling lights and the occasional wanderer-the sort of music that sits wonderfully alongside the work of groups like Glass Candy and Chromatics” – Pigeons and Planes
“City of Hearts is the very definition of noir-disco: dark, almost malevolent, with a cinematic tinge to it. Listening to it, you can just feel the night air whip past your face as you drive through the empty streets of a dark brooding city – the streetlights your only light, this track the only sound you can hear.” – The Line of Best Fit
“Dublin-based Sleep Thieves will definitely entice you to stay up late, whether to dance or drift off in a daydream, but you won’t hold that against them.” – The Guardian
“Dublin’s Sleep Thieves skate along feathery synths and breathy female vocals. Their new single City of Hearts kinda sounds like what might happen if Johnny Jewel was producing Phantogram.” – Under the Radar Magazine
“Like Phantogram with a disco fetish, Dublin’s Sleep Thieves utilize ethereal female vocals and dance beats that would make Giorgio Moroder proud. City of Hearts has a late-night vibe, which makes us wonder if Johnny Jewel had anything to do with it.” – MTV Iggy
€10 plus booking fee available online from EVENTBRITE which includes a free download code.
Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required.
AFTER THE GIG
Whelan’s Indie Club w/ Late Bar from 10:30pm or check out the bands playing The Midnight Hour in the upstairs venue (FREE ENTRY, 12am).