Stream: Elastic Sleep – Slip

Elastic Sleep promo pic

Announced last week through the band’s social media and streamed exclusively last night on UK blog More Than Disco, Elastic Sleep‘s new single ‘Slip’, is a step into more steadfast, strident territory, straying from their wandering dream-pop path, with noisy yet dreamy guitars and a Kim Deal-esque bassline being completely battered around by an unreasonably large (and thoroughly satisfying) drum sound and soothed, the edges taken off by the quiet majesty of Muireann Levis‘ vocals. Following on from the haze of this year’s “Leave You” E.P., it makes for a bold next move.

From the blurb:

Irish quintet ELASTIC SLEEP’s ‘SLIP’ is the follow up single to the incredibly well received Leave You EP, released by Big Tea Records and FIFA Records in May of 2014. ‘Slip’ finds the band moving away from the lush dreampop of their debut, to embrace heavier elements of grunge with droning guitars. ‘Slip’ develops on their well- honed, noise-tinged shoegaze and moves it on, with Muireann Levis’ celestial vocals providing a silky antidote to the chaotic noise beneath.

The single is currently up for pre-order on iTunes, and a launch gig, presented by PLUGD Records, follows on December 6th at the TDC @ The Triskel Christchurch in Cork, with Roslyn Steer (formerly of Saint Yorda/currently of the If I Were Ann blog/podcast) supporting.

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