Track Of The Day – Sleepy Kitty – ‘Don’t You Start’

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Photo Credit : Shervin Lainez

Sleepy Kitty are based in St Louis and are comprised of Paige Brubeck on vocals and guitar and Evan Sult on drums, vocals and tapes.  They met at a party and despite being involved in other bands at the time decided to start writing music together in their spare time.  It was, says Sult an excuse to play around with “weirdo stuff that our own bands weren’t interested in doing”

Sleepy Kitty soon evolved into much more than an artistic side-project and their second album ‘Projection Room’ has had our ears a-quivering with delight.  Perhaps what’s impressed us most is how Sleepy Kitty distil their influences into something that manages to be eclectic and yet works beautifully as a cohesive whole.

If you fancy plunging into an album that has hint’s of Debbie Harry fronting the Breeders or The White Stripes reviving the girl group sound as directed by David Lynch then ‘Projection Room’ comes highly recommended.  Sleepy Kitty weave their way through various musical wormholes and in doing so create something that sounds spontaneous melodic and hugely enjoyable.  Today’s Track Of The Day ‘Don’t You Start’ is a fine introduction to the band, a timeless, perfectly crafted pop gem replete with chiming coruscating guitars, driving percussion and heavenly vocals. And we’ll have more on them soon!

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Andy Von Pip

ANDY VON PIP - Founder, editor, writer, reviewer, photographer and all-round good guy at the VPME.com. House photographer for The Academy Music Group, Zuma Press, Event Magazine and Rex Features worldwide. You can check out his photography at Andy Von Pip Photography Has been new music tipster on BBC6 Music, Amazing Radio, and DJ on Strangeways Radio (USA.) Can currently be heard on IWFM Radio. His radio work has been described as sounding like Ian McCulloch on ketamine fused with Ringo Starr. New music tipster on Amazing Radio, moderator for BBC 6 Music DJ Tom Robinson's Fresh on the Net, former member of "BBC's Sound Of" panel. Written and photographic work has appeared in The Quietus, Music Week, Record Of The Day, The Guardian, GIITV, The Sabotage Times, Bido Lito, The Skinny, Louder Than War. Media partner and curator for Liverpool Sound City.

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