SLEEPWAR - Thousand Different Faces (Single)

MARIA GLOVER

 

Hailing from the desert expanse of Phoenix, Arizona, indie rock band Sleepwar pushes indie rock to another level by combining new wave and synth-pop influences. Formed in 2016 by vocalist, Roger Willis, the band's early work focuses on struggles with, and recovery from, addiction, echoing personal issues, and they have evolved from a 3-piece to a 5-piece line-up. Fans have likened their music to that of Tame Impala, the Killers, and Coldplay.

 

'Thousand Different Faces' is the first single from the debut EP, 'When We Were' which is available to buy/download now from the usual places.

 

The aim of the band is to write "good music" and this debut track is a refreshingly earnest and impressive beginning, and they’re so sure that you’ll love it that they’re giving the single away!

 

The vocals are symphonic, the guitar atmospheric and the synth loop tight and unyielding. The whole production is simply beautiful, the emotional vocals floating in a sea of calm and tranquil melody creating a layered, paradoxical masterpiece.

 

The sound is very mainstream, and I can understand the fans describing them alongside Coldplay, but there is an authenticity and insight delivered with compassion. The track itself could be described as addictive - in the best way, of course. Well done; simple yet dazzling.

 

8/10

 

Genre: Indie Rock / Synth Pop / New Wave

 

Band Members:

Roger Willis - Vocals, Programming

Tim Woodbridge - Guitar, Piano, Programming

James Allen - Bass

Mark Pfister - Guitar

Brendan McGuinness - Drums

 

Home Town: Phoenix, Arizona

 

Record Label: RW Media

 

Links:

https://sleepwarmusic.com/

https://www.facebook.com/SleepwarOfficial/

https://twitter.com/sleepwar

https://sleepwar.bandcamp.com/

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