Brighton four-piece BLACK PEAKS return with their blistering new single, CAN’T SLEEP, which recently debuted on the BBC Radio 1 Rock Show as their Rockest Record [Track of the Week] and included a live on-air interview with the band. CAN’T SLEEP is the band’s first new material in almost two years.


You can watch the video for CAN’T SLEEP here:


The band also recently announced that they will be playing live across the UK in May with the incredible MARMOZETS, followed by a number of high profile festivals in the summer, and can now also announce that they have signed to the brilliant Rise Records [PVRIS, Of Mice & Men, At the Drive In etc].


Following a whirlwind couple of years promoting their debut album STATUES, BLACK PEAKS returned to the studio in December 2017 with multiple Grammy Award winning producer Adrian Bushby at the helm [Muse, Foo Fighters, Dashboard Confessional] to record the follow-up. CAN’T SLEEP is the first taster of that album, and gives a strong indication of the growth of the band’s sound. This new single is also the first with new bass player DAVE LARKIN, who joined the band following the departure of founding bass player ANDREW GOSDEN.


Speaking about the single, vocalist WILL GARDNER explains:

The song was written in response to a very difficult time for the band and for myself personally. Since writing Statues, our political environment has seen a big shift, and some extremely xenophobic and racist comments and actions have been aired in the media, towards whom a lot of the anger and fire in these lyrics is directed. Whatever your view is politically, this song deals with anxiety, paranoia and insomnia, all stemming from being swept along with a decision you do not agree with.


New boy DAVE LARKIN adds:

We haven’t wasted any time since I joined the band. We were straight into writing and finishing off ideas for this album, and it all came together so naturally. Getting into the studio with Adrian was definitely the right decision for all of us; he has an incredible, high-energy approach to producing, and was just as hyped about everything as we were. We’re all so proud of these songs and the end result is massive.


On signing the band, Clare Maxwell from Rise Records said:

We have been fans of Black Peaks for a long time and are so excited to have them join the Rise Records family. Can’t Sleep is just a small taster of what is still to come from this amazing band.

Following UK and European shows and tours with the likes of DEFTONES – at Wembley Arena as main support – PROPHETS OF RAGE, SYSTEM OF A DOWN, DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, ARCHITECTS and BURY TOMORROW as well as their own sold-out tours, the band will be playing a small selection of shows in May as support to MARMOZETS to celebrate the release of CAN’T SLEEP. The band will also be playing a number of intimate headline dates alongside several major festival appearances. Full dates as follows:




Tue            01            ST ALBANS                        The Horn

Wed            02            ALDERSHOT                        West End Centre

Thu            03            BATH                                    Moles

Fri            04            NORWICH                        Waterfront | with MARMOZETS

Sat            05            DORSET                                    Teddy Rocks Festival

Sun            06            LEICESTER                        Handmade Festival

Mon            07            EXETER                                    Lemon Grove | with MARMOZETS

Wed            09            NORTHAMPTON                        Roadmender | with MARMOZETS

Thu            10            COVENTRY                        Kasbah | with MARMOZETS

Fri            11            OXFORD                                    Academy | with MARMOZETS




Thu            12            CHELTENHAM                        2000 Trees Festival

Sat            28            BRISTOL                                    Fat Lip Festival




Sat            18            BRISTOL                                    ArcTanGent Festival

Sat            25            READING                        Festival

Sun            26            LEEDS                                    Festival




Sat            01            NOTTINGHAM                        McMillan Festival @ Rescue Rooms





  • WILL GARDNER | vocals
  • JOE GOSNEY | guitars
  • LIAM KEARLEY | drums
  • DAVE LARKIN | bass


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