It’s quite rare you’re left completely speecheless come the end of a promo video, but that’s the exact effect this new one from Denmark’s Sleep Party People will most likely have on its unsuspecting audience. A tender, fragile ballad – spooked throughout with leader Brian Batz’s child-like vocal – it culminates into a swooping post-rock delight: beauty by destruction. Throughout, a young child is seen investigating the contents of a bath tub and, as the devastating musical finale kicks into gear, the discovery of what’s inside the bath becomes all too real. Brutal, bleak, but incredibly moving.
Sleep Party People’s new album, We Were Drifting On A Sad Song, is released via Blood and Biscuits in April. Pre-order it here.