Never Forget Launceston's Own The Sleepyheads
Some cities just seem to punch above their weight when it comes to their national renown for producing talent... Then there is Launceston... Launceston brings a vacuum cleaner to a game of Hungry Hungry Hippos. Home of Luca Brasi, Hurricane Youth, The Saxons, The Grinds, the stupidly great TIl The Wheels Fall Off Festival and, the fast rising to the top of the crop, The Sleepyheads. With a national tour underway we dive into The Sleepyheads latest Never Forget You're Here For Them.
Marking their first release on Penultimate Records, the brilliant boutique label out of Perth, Never Forget You're Here For Them is The Sleepyheads finest release to date. A band steeped in buzz and potential for awhile now this feels like a maturation and an arrival of Tassie's new kids on the national block.
Opening with an undeniable nod to seemingly every Gen Y punk kid's heritage, Never Forget You're Here For Them, sounds like it's been plucked out of Blink 182's Take Off Your Pants And Jacket and sent for a gap year at Weekender Fest. Just over a minute in however and Never Forget You're Here For Them leaps high and swan dives off a driving bass line deep into it's own distinct character.
Thematically slamming into the consequence and flow on effect of suicide, frontman Pat Broxton bears his heart and his teeth in equal measure. Never Forget You're Here For Them is an encapsulated whirlwind of confused feelings, loss and frustration underlined with the calling card to keep it together of "Never Forget You're Here For Them".
Whilst featuring Tyler Richardson of Luca Brasi, the track never feels anything but a song from The Sleepyheads; with Richardson's iconic vocals feeling more like an endorsement from the hometown legend. It's a tight track lashed with intricacies and a certain intangible quality that draws you in to listen again.
Currently on tour (all ages included) be sure to follow The Sleepyheads right here.