Sleep Token have released a new track, ‘Dark Signs’, which is the fourth advance track to drop prior to the release of their debut album, Sundowning, which is due for release through Spinefarm Records on 21 November. You can check the song out below.
Starting with ‘The Night Does Not Belong To God’ on 21 June, the opening track on the album the band have been releasing songs as tasters from Sundowning. Two weeks back, they also released a track entitled ‘Levitate’.
Hard facts are scant where this enigmatic outfit are concerned. Louder have described their music as “an odd and unique mix of technical metal and expansive indie soundscapes”. Fronted by the masked, secretive figure known as Vessel, Sleep Token worship and commit themselves to the ancient deity known as Sleep (although we have been told “no proper translation can cover it”).
The band have discussed the title of their forthcoming album in a press release: “Sundowning, or sundown syndrome, is a neurological phenomenon associated with increased confusion and restlessness in patients with delirium or some form of dementia. The term ‘sundowning’ was coined due to the timing of the patient’s confusion. For patients with sundowning syndrome, a multitude of behavioural problems begin to occur in the evening or while the sun is setting…”
Sleep Token have already sold-out both their London headline show at Camden Underworld and Manchester Academy 3, (which was recently upgraded after selling out the Night and Day club almost instantaneously) both set to take place this October. For tickets and more information about all the shows, visit the band’s official website.
Sleep Token play the following UK shows and European shows:
15 August – ArcTanGent Festival, Bristol
25 August – Trix, Antwerp BE
26 September – Les Etoiles, Paris FR
27 September – Euroblast Festival, Cologne
29 September – Pul, Uden NL
03 October – Underworld, London UK [SOLD OUT]
04 October – Academy 3, Manchester UK [SOLD OUT]