Sleepy Age
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Sleepy Age

Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand | SELF

Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand | SELF
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Sleepy Age’s Josh Burgess emailed me his band’s new single a few weeks ago along with a message saying “don’t think it will be your kind of thing but you never know.” He was perhaps a little quick to dismiss his own music because Sleepy Age’s debut EP, released today, is a wonderful slice of indie-pop music. Full of clean, fluid pop movements, the guitars swirl and jangle, feasting on Burgess’ mildly aggressive lyrics about back-stabbing friends and restless relationships. The Christchurch three-piece formed last year after Burgess left Bang! Bang! Eche! following a friction-filled tour of the UK. The band originally formed as a four-piece with Will Edmonds (Insurgents) playing guitar and Hayden Williams on drums, but is now three with Burgess on guitar/vocals/synth, Josh Black on bass and Mathias Dowle playing drums.

Sleepy Age’s debut self-titled EP can be downloaded for free from their bandcamp page. It will also be available on 7? vinyl during the band’s upcoming New Zealand tour in October. Tour dates can be found on their myspace page.

To win a copy of Sleepy Age’s debut EP on 7? vinyl, along with a single door pass to one of their NZ shows, email your name, with ‘Sleepy Age Giveaway’ in the subject line to music@einsteinmusicjournal.co.nz - Einstein Music Review


Discography

Singles

Cat Face (2009) Bnets
I Know Something (2009) Bnets
Kyle Blackman Carpenter (2010) Bnets

EP

Self titled (2010) Self Released

7inch 2Track

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Sleepy Age is a 3 piece band from Christchurch New Zealand. Founded by Josh Burgess (ex Bang Bang Eche) who wrote music on his lap top to pass time in planes/vans/bedrooms. On returning to New Zealand Burgess transformed garage band demo’s into indie pop tunes with a full band, Sleepy Age was awoken.
Sleepy Age entered and won 2009’s RDU Round Up competition at the tender age of 5 weeks old.

Since this time Sleepy Age have been up and down New Zealand numerous times playing with great local and international bands including The Cribs (UK), Grant Hart (Husker Du) So So Modern, Street Chant as well as playing at Sounday 2010 and Chartfest 2010 along side with Die! Die! Die!, The Verlaine’s and The Handsome Family (US).

October 2010 saw Sleepy Age finally release an EP. Digitally for free on their band camp and also physically on 7inch Vinyl available on their EP release tour in the same month. The EP it’s self echo’s the bands musical influences that range from Die! Die! Die! to Randy Newman. Each song is different and I mean that. It might be a good thing it might be and awful thing. You tell me.

2011 will see Sleepy Age spend two months in Europe over the sumer (late May- July) to have a big party, meet some people and play a whole bunch of shows!