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Sleeping With Antares

November 9, 2009 by  

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Sleeping With Antares

NAME: Sleeping With Antares

GENRE: Post Rock/New Wave Rock

SOUNDS LIKE: Echoes of electric guitars and melting voices. The perfect fusion of post rock and experimental rock. They have been influenced by Mogwai, Explosions in the Sky, Arcade Fire, Clues, Do Make Say Think, Godspeed You! Black Emperor but they have managed to keep their singular style and make it work. 


LINE UP: Philip Brillo (Guitar/Vocals), Thiago Felippe (Drums), Matteo Pelo (Bass/Vocals), Manuel Xueref (Guitar/Backing Vocals)

WHAT’S THE STORY?: Sleeping With Antares was born out of a project initiated by Philip Brillo and Manuel Xueref in Rome, Italy in 2006. They then moved to London to study at university and met with Matteo who they knew from back home and had coincidentally moved to London too. The three started making music at home as they were living together, but never had the chance to show people what they were doing until they met Thiago in January 2009. After Thiago joined the band as a drummer, they started gigging in London’s underground scene receiving some very good feedback from the crowds. In summer 2009 they recorded their first studio EP that they are now promoting independently.

RELEASES: ‘Sleeping With Antares’ EP released in summer 2009. 

GIGS: You can find them in Hoxton, Shoreditch and Holloway… you know, the indie scene. They will be playing in London soon: 21st of November and 8th of December.

THEY SAY: “Cosmic melodies attracting and merging to empower an endless explosion of sound like stars accepting their final days of light before turning into a supernova. This is what you have to expect from Sleeping With Antares. The name just says it all. Expect to hear spacey effects combined with gentle melodies resembling a trip through the universe. Their post rock influences perfectly marry their punk origins always avoiding stereotypes and staying within the boundaries of a new sound that brings comfort to your ears.” – Rhythm Factory.

WE SAY: “They are incredible. The sound of the instruments fuses perfectly with the singing. There is a special warmth to their songs that sets them apart from the post rock moping scene. They are full of energy and creativeness and each track is different to the other. Live they are even better. They melt with the sound and they truly sound like a unique equation. Like their name Sleeping With Antares suggests there is something calm about sleeping with…. yet something brilliant and unknown about the star Antares.”

YOU’LL LIKE THIS IF YOU LIKE: Sitting for hours with music on repeat staring at your ceiling and wondering about your future.

LINKS: Reverb Nation Profile // MySpace





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