EP of the Week: Sleep Eaters – Holy Days

Monday, September 2, 2019

We're excited to revive our EP of the Week feature and there's no better way to get things started again than with Holy Days, which is the debut EP of London based country-infused rock band Sleep Eaters (released via PNKSLM Recordings). Spanning four enthralling and memorable tracks, the release is a solid introduction to the band and one we've been spinning on-repeat non-stop.

The EP opens up with energetic sounds of 'Don't Sell Your Soul', which features a warm rhythm and poetic lyrics. There's something about the lyrics, "I’ve been crucified my whole life, I’m dancing with the dead again, just to feel alive," that will make you stop and think about the words you just heard. After the EP's introduction comes 'Valley of Dogs', which is a new track from the band. The track is home to sharp vocals and enticing instrumentals.

Holy Days moves into 'Life of Sin', which will make you feel like you're on a horse racing through the desert desperate for revenge. Along with being a picturesque track, 'Live of Sin' is brilliant and can transport you to another time and place. The EP closes with the haunting sounds of 'Bad Love', which is the perfect ending to the EP. Featuring shadowy instrumentals, such as gritty riffs, an ominous piano and rolling drums, 'Bad Love' is an all-consuming and unforgettable closer.

Not only would Holy Days be the perfect soundtrack to an action-packed badass western film, but it's also a complete release that exhibits a seamless transition between tracks and a narrative that pulls you in wholeheartedly.

Written by Amy Smolcic (@amysmolcic)

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