Every weekday, DIY’s new music know-it-all Neu brings you one essential new release to get obsessed with. Today’s Neu Pick comes from sleepmakeswaves.
The intro to ‘Into The Arms Of Ghosts’, the new single from Australian post-rockers sleepmakeswaves, gives no idea as to the chaos that’s to follow. A stadium-ready piano line and pulverising kick drum point to something euphoric, before an earth-shattering drum fill allows a torrent of devastating sound in, taking things into significantly heavier territory.
From then on, the track is as noodly and fidgety as it is pummelling, once again showing the four-piece to be a multi-faceted proposition.
Talking of the track, guitarist Otto Wicks-Green says: “This track was one of the last songs to come together on the record, despite comprising some parts that were amongst the first to be written (the lead melody for instance). It’s one of the darker and heavier moments on the album and deals more directly with feelings around loss and adjustment to that.
The soaring lead lines made our producer Nick joke that it should be the soundtrack to someone jumping off a mountain in a parachute before landing in a stadium with a guitar. We should really try and get that happening.”
The band are set to play this year’s ArcTanGent festival in August, alongside Explosions In The Sky, Converge and more. Listen to ‘In The Arms Of Ghosts’ below.
sleepmakeswaves’ new album ‘Made of Breath Only’ is out in the UK on 7th April.