Don’t sleep on Sunsleep

Photographer: Robert Sherman for Resurget Mag

It’s no secret that post-hardcore is on another upswing. Picturesque, Too Close to Touch, Awaken I Am, and several others are bringing a new wave of the genre into thousands of new fans’ ears. One on the rise that has a masterful sound is Sunsleep, who have released a solid amount of songs to take note of.

Dropping singles and an EP here and there since 2017, their most recent track, “Dead,” is a prime example of what Sunsleep has to offer. It checks all the boxes: a chorus that sticks with you past the song’s closure, a stunning vocal performance, competent song structure… the list goes on.

The band’s 2018 EP I Hope to See Again With Brand New Eyes is five songs of musical bliss. I’ve always vouched that EPs can accomplish more than full albums thanks to their exclusion of filler leading to each song being memorable, and Sunsleep accomplishes exactly that.

Do yourself a favor and “dive right in” with this EP before embracing the rest of their fantastic discography. Sunsleep surely has more on the horizon, with a steady output not missing a beat over the course of three years. This band’s not one to miss.