GUESTS on Monday’s TAW included Chris McIntosh of Silent Sleep, in to talk about the footy but also in to talk about Silent Sleep’s forthcoming album, their imminent EP launch and a gig you really need to try and get down to on Friday night.
That gig is at the Nordic Church on Park Lane (near Jamaica Street, map here: binged.it/XkCxbl), doors open at 8pm and it’s three quid on the door to get in. They’ll be launching their EP at the same time, but you can have a sneak preview of that by visiting the Silent Sleep Soundcloud page. One of the songs even features TAW’s own John Gibbons.
Whether you can make the gig or not it’s well worth spending some time listening to those tracks – and you can also listen to them on the Silent Sleep PledgeMusic page where Chris is currently trying fund the recording of the first Silent Sleep album.
The idea of the Pledge Music site is to give musicians a way of raising the cash needed to make their music, instead of relying on advances from record labels the artists can essentially offer the album for sale on pre-order along with other unique or unusual options of the band’s choosing. In the case of Silent Sleep, an extra £100 pledge will get you a meal cooked by Chris, £20 gets you a handwritten lyric sheet and for £50 you can have a live acoustic gig over Skype.
If you’ve got five minutes have a look at their Pledge Music page, they’re unbelievably close to the target (94% at the time of writing) but running out of time; TAW would love it if you could help out.