CMU Approved

Approved: Sleep Party People

By | Published on Tuesday 7 February 2012

Sleep Party People

When Blood And Biscuits  announced it had signed Sleep Party People last month, a quick check on YouTube to see what they sounded like ended up in an hour long trawl of online videos featuring the band, starting with this entrancing live version of ‘I’m Not Human At All’.

Hailing from Denmark, the project is the work of Brian Batz, plus a gaggle of fellow rabbit-masked accomplices for live performances. The songs are slow, twisted pop that sit somewhere between dreamlike and nightmarish, each linked by Batz’s effects-heavy vocals.

Having already devoured every SPP video and static-image-over-music that YouTube had to offer, I was quick to hit play on ‘A Dark God Heart’ when it popped up in my inbox. Taken from the band’s debut album, ‘We Are Drifting On A Sad Song’, out on 9 Apr with tour dates later the same month, the track is attached to visuals that are simple but moving (and NSFW, I should add), though it’s not the first SPP video preoccupied with death – see also ‘The Dwarf And The Horse (Trentemøller RMX)’.