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  • Hanna Oliva

Interview and Single Premiere with Sleep House

Sleep House discusses their personal relationship with music and a first listen of their new single, “Don’t You Cry”.
Sleep House is an alternative-indie pop band based in New Jersey. The band came together and formed in 2016 creating their signature layered pop melodies and dreamy guitar riffs. The band consists of Nicholas Gardyasz, Adam Mink, Evan Marcinko, and Nick Marcinko. Sleep House are highly influenced by timeless acts such as The Smiths, The Strokes, The 1975, and Hippo Campus.

Early on in the band’s career, they began playing at small local gigs showcasing their new found passion for music. Shortly after a year of the band forming, Sleep House released their debut EP “I’d Die For You” in August, establishing their mark in the music industry.

During spring 2018, Sleep House embarked on their first tour in support of their debut. Forward into the fall months, the band released a self produced EP, “There Is No Time For Romance” quickly gained attraction, settling them into the spotlight. The band started ringing in 2019 by dropping “I Hate That I Miss You” in early June, followed by their new single, “Don’t You Cry”.

Sleep House, explains the meaning behind “Don’t You Cry” as an uplifting personal note after falling through hard times and “telling your friend or loved one to stop wasting your time and energy moping in their emotions, and reassuring them that once you grow past those feelings, good things await on the other side." The track is filled with elevating lyrics, infectious guitar riffs accompanied by luscious vocals, and harmonies with a progressive euphoric and sparkling breakdown.

We had the chance to interview Sleep House, view the full questions below, and the link to the song.

"Don't You Cry" is a fun spirited and groovy track, was there a specific moment that inspired you to write it?

G$ started coming up with the song in his bedroom a little over a year ago. The first piece he got to the song was the chords, but once he got the chorus melody is when he really started to get hype and build the rest of the song around it. He brought it to the studio one day and everyone loved it, we fleshed it out over the next few practices and eventually ended up with “Don’t You Cry”.

What were your essential albums that you grew up listening to?

Continuum by John Mayer, Rubber Soul by The Beatles, Channel Orange by Frank Ocean, and OK Computer by Radiohead just to name a few.

How did you come up with your band name?

We spent many days going back and forth in an instagram group chat just sending name idea after name idea until we eventually landed on Sleep House.

What encouraged you to pursue music as a career?

None of us ever had a moment where we decided that music was the career path we wanted to take. Music is just something that has been so close to each of us since we were born, it was almost like music found us rather than us finding music. We just knew at a young age that music was the path we had to take.

You recently had an EP record release show for "There Is No Time For Romance” earlier this year, it must have been a surreal feeling, tell us about the experience.

It was such an incredible feeling playing the EP in whole for the first time in front of a crowd. The energy at the show was different compared to all the other shows we played leading up to that one, which made it even more special.

What is your dream venue to play?

We have a laundry list of places we want to play, but the big ones have always been Madison Square Garden and Red Rocks Amphitheater.

Have you learned any lessons together as a band?

We’ve learned so much over the past few years, one of the most important lessons we learned was to remain persistent and push through all the highs and lows.

What message do you want fans to take away when they listen to “Don't You Cry”?

Obviously we want people to dance and vibe to the song, but the message of this song is we want to tell people to push through the low moments that everyone goes through, because once you grow past those ruts, good things await on the other side every time.

We would like to thank Sleep House for giving FH&G the opportunity of a lifetime of sharing their new single with us! Make sure to keep in touch with the band for any future announcements or releases.

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