Guide By Voices fans – you gotta face the facts. The band have broken up (again), and the club doesn’t appear to be open anymore (sorry). Robert Pollard is getting older and grumpier by the day. The albums they did release when GBV reformed were mostly forgettable affairs peppered with some decent songs. The glory days are ashes, and you’ve gotta open up your skulls to some fresh faces. Don’t worry, they’re not witches, just bored little children (still not sorry).
Those bored teenagers are Sleepy, Sydney legends who’ve taken the lessons taught by Pollard and co., sprinkled on some Smudge and harder edged Pavement, and stomped on a few fuzz pedals to make a damn fine single. If your attention span lasts around two minutes, and you have hang ups about previous relationships, and have always wanted to combine those two loves into a furious little single, then sink your teeth into this!
Sleepy will be playing at The Vic in Marrickville next Thursday!