- Track listing
- City of Hearts
- You want the night
- French Kiss
- Through a sea
You Want the Night will be released on June 17th via Minty Fresh (US). If Kate Bush had joined Enya and Bat for Lashes to pen a soundtrack for Jane Eyre this album could be it. Haunting, dreamy and cinematic, it opens up and rolls in like a storm over the moors, calling out to a forgotten love, enticing and caressing the listener.
For their new album, You Want the Night, the band collected together an analogue and digital studio set up. Recorded by band member, Keith Byrne, this intimate approach allowed the band time and space to explore and create music with the confidence that only close friendship can provide. The band endeavoured to be set free of the constraints of filtering their ideas and sonic visions through a third party but instead to take charge and steer their own recording schedule and sessions. Rian Trench (Solar Bears) came on board to mix the tracks.
"Dublin-based trio Sleep Thieves make perfect music for a late night drive through quieting streets, past twinkling lights and the occasional wanderer-the sort of music that sits wonderfully alongside the work of groups like Glass Candy and Chromatics" - Pigeons and Planes
"City of Hearts is the very definition of noir-disco: dark, almost malevolent, with a cinematic tinge to it. Listening to it, you can just feel the night air whip past your face as you drive through the empty streets of a dark brooding city - the streetlights your only light, this track the only sound you can hear." - The Line of Best Fit
"Dublin-based Sleep Thieves will definitely entice you to stay up late, whether to dance or drift off in a daydream, but you won't hold that against them." - The Guardian
"Dublin's Sleep Thieves skate along feathery synths and breathy female vocals. Their new single City of Hearts kinda sounds like what might happen if Johnny Jewel was producing Phantogram." - Under the Radar Magazine
"Like Phantogram with a disco fetish, Dublin's Sleep Thieves utilize ethereal female vocals and dance beats that would make Giorgio Moroder proud. City of Hearts has a late-night vibe, which makes us wonder if Johnny Jewel had anything to do with it." - MTV Iggy