The Sleeping Souls Share Tempestuous New Single “Weathering The Storm”

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The Sleeping Souls have shared Weathering The Storm, the latest single to be plucked from their debut album, Just Before The World Starts Burning, that is due out on the 24th November via Xtra Mile Recordings. Striking a deft balance between raw expressionism and reflective introspection, Weathering The Storm, finds The Sleeping Souls grappling with the struggles of balancing personal adversities with the perpetual anxieties of the world imploding around us. The new single follows the recent announcement of the band’s first ever headline UK tour with tickets now on sale here

“”Weathering The Storm” is about being caught up in a situation that is completely out of your control. And trying to navigate your way through as best you can. It was written around the time Russia threatened to nuke Ireland and the UK. They had an animation that they showed on Russian TV of it being dropped off the coast of Donegal and obliterating everything — all of this just after I had moved there, of course! The stress of possible nuclear fallout coupled with some personal family struggles at the time helped me imagine an escape to a nearby island where I could survive the fallout.” 

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Weathering The Storm arrives as the fourth track to be taken from The Sleeping Souls‘ forthcoming debut album that was recorded over the last three years between Frank Turner‘s rehearsal space in Oxford and Badlands Studios in Ireland, it’s dozen varied tracks take their cues from a wild array of influences, from the explorative post rock sounds of Radiohead or Death Cab For Cutie, to the tempestuous punk thrashings of Plosivs and Hot Snakes, to the introspective alt folk of the Elliot Smith and Ryan Adams canons.