Art of Sleeping
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Art of Sleeping

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia | SELF

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia | SELF
Band Rock Alternative


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Colourblind EP - Released 2010
The Art of Sleeping EP - Released 2009



Art of Sleeping worked with friends and family to self-produce their last two EPs, it has been their DIY approach that has caught the attention of their fans. The band-of-five says creativity is their pursuit. “It cannot be forced, it cannot be restrained, it is merely captured… that’s what fuels Art of Sleeping,” explains keyboardist Jarryd Shuker.

Crafting tasteful melodic rock, the Brisbane band formed in 2009. The Malengret brothers Francois (bass) and JP (drums) met Jarryd in high school, found guitarist Patrick Silver playing in a bar, and were introduced to the “somehow undiscovered” voice of Caleb Hodges through mutual friends. One year on, their latest EP ‘COLOURBLIND’ is receiving serious attention.

And it’s not just their recordings that people are talking about; the band shines in live performances through their sincere passion for what they do. Frontman Caleb launches into vocal falsetto breaks, looping walls of harmonies with his effects pedals that spill over the band’s soft tribal drums and sparse arrangements. Art of Sleeping’s sound is then completed with tasteful guitar work and piano riffs that ricochet off the walls.

With influences spanning from Jeff Buckley to Local Natives, the dreamtime sound crafted by Art of Sleeping is deliberately understated. “Our thing is building ambience while still maintaining energy,” Jarryd adds. And a minefield of melodies; “it’s not just guitar rock. There are melodies everywhere… melodies on the keys, melodies on the guitar, melodies in the bass.”

Their message is uplifting, and the band says they just “want to play positive music for people.” With a bunch of Australian festivals under their belt and on the radar, and a recent management signing with New Zealand music company Parachute Music, Art of Sleeping are tipped to go far.