Some bands play it safe when it comes to taking their next steps. But then, While She Sleeps have never been “some band”. The Sheffield quintet have made a career out of confounding expectations, be it through their dizzying blend of crushing metal, guttural hardcore and arena-worthy hooks, or the way they’ve carried themselves over an explosive, career. Now, they look to build on that success with the release of their fifth studio album: Sleeps Society.
We sit down with guitarist Mat Welsh to discuss the album which drops today, as well as going independent and releasing an album without being able to hit the road.
Watch the full interview below:
The record’s tracklisting has also been revealed and includes guest vocal turns from Simon Neil (Biffy Clyro) on ‘NERVOUS’ and Deryck Whibley (Sum 41) on ‘NO DEFEAT FOR THE BRAVE’. Featured on the track ‘CALL OF THE VOID’ are members of the Sleeps Society, demonstrating the integral role that their fans continue to play in the creatives and mechanics of the band. While She Sleeps set out the intent of the Sleeps Society in their cinematic music video for the album’s title track at the end of 2020. As the band so eloquently stated with their 2017 Top Ten album ‘You Are We’, the fans have made, and continue to make, the band the force they are today.
While She Sleeps hit a career milestone just over a year ago, selling out their headline show at London’s iconic Brixton Academy at the end of the live cycle for their crucial 2019 album ‘SO WHAT?’ They are set to take ‘Sleeps Society’ on the road as soon as they can.Share this :