So for anyone unfamiliar with Sunsleep, tell us a little bit about your backstory and how you ended up here.
We actually found Devin one night when Lance and Miles were scouring through youtube. We were in a metal band at the time and were wanting to make a change. So we reached out to Devin, had him feature on our first song Fever, and the rest is history.
What’s Happening Now: Tell us about what you are currently up to.
We’re in the process of putting out a 3 song EP. The first single “Dead” came out in June, and the next song will be coming later this month! Check out “Dead” here! https://onerpm.lnk.to/sunsleep
What is next for you?
Well with the uncertainty around the music industry because of the pandemic, things are kinda up in the air at the moment. We have two more songs coming out over the next month or month and a half, other than that we’re just trying to song write and stay as active as we can be.
Give Us A Hint Of Your Influences & Inspiration
When it comes to influences we’re a bit all over the board pulling influence from many different genres like Alternative, Post-hardcore, Indie Pop, R&B, and Pop. Some of our favorite artists collectively are The 1975, Halsey, The Weekend, Pvris, John Mayer, From Indian Lakes, Chase Atlantic, The Band Camino, Anberlin, and Circa Survive. A song that’s inspired me (Devin, Vocalist) is a song called “Sunlight” by From Indian Lakes. It’s a bit of deep cut off their LP “Everything Feels Better Now” but has grown some cult popularity over the years. Something about the marriage of the ambient guitar work, tight boxy drumming, thick moving bassline and captivating vocal performance on this song just do it for me. Joeys lyricism and songwriting has definitely inspired my own over the years and inspired my approach to songwriting.
Sunsleep was created on January 1st of 2017. The band was originally formed as a studio writing project but after the release of their debut single, ‘Fever’ , they quickly decided they wanted this to be more than that – they wanted not only to write and release these songs but the opportunities to play them live. As musicians they are looking to push the boundaries between an aggressive rock sound fused with ambient pop melodies and catchy choruses. The band has been out on a handful of cross country tours and released a full EP titled ‘I Hope to See Again With Brand New Eyes’ .