Whispers of the nameless and faceless musical collective SLEEP TOKEN have been circulating since, and even before, the release of its first offering 'One' last year. Many have asked - who are Sleep Token? A band that goes above and beyond simply writing and playing music, Sleep Token are said to be "the mortal representatives of the ancient deity known only as ‘Sleep’, led by the masked and cloaked figure appointed ‘Vessel’" - 'Vessel' being the master creator behind the music.
Today, we finally get to announce the addition of Sleep Token to the Basick roster, and are very excited to working with them to release their upcoming body of music - 'Two', which will be available for consumption July 21st. In line with the signing announcement, the band's new single, 'Calcutta', is premiering via Metal Hammer right now. Soft, heavy, light and dark, this track might just surprise you ;)
Taking inspiration from the likes of Leprous, Agent Fresco, Bon Iver, Meshuggah and many more, sonically the band are almost impossible to pigeon-hole. Sometimes, genre is unimportant and is thought by the band to be "disorientating and unrepresentative of the shades of emotion within life".
Intrigued? We thought you might be. Make sure you get to one of Sleep Token's 'Happenings' over the next couple of months and witness it live:
June 17th The Black Heart - Camden (Debut show and first chance to hear EPs 'One' and 'Two' in full)
July 7th 9th UK Tech-Fest - Newark
'Two' will be released via Basick July 21st - pre-orders will follow in the coming weeks.
Welcome, Sleep Token.