Brisbane’s Art of Sleeping are a truly talented band. Following their debut EP Colourblind (2010), the five-piece gained plenty of local attention earlier this year with their stunning single “Empty Hands.” This was the first single off their new EP, Like a Thief, which was produced by the renowned Yanto Browning (The Medics, The Jungle Giants) which will be released in Australia on Friday October 12 (via Dew Process/Universal).
The EP includes five tracks of incredible power and sentiment, commencing with the aforementioned “Empty Hands.” Second single “Above the Water” has a wonderful swinging rhythm to it – opening softly before Caleb Hodges’ goose bump-inducing vocals kick in. Title track “Like a Thief” is another standout, again a vast and expansive song which showcases the band’s completeness.
Having already developed a reputation for their commanding live shows, Art of Sleeping’s indie rock/folk releases are a fantastic addition to Australia’s overflowing musical family.