Single Review: Deep.Sleep's 'Orange English Sun'
After a hugely successful 2017 featuring the release of two singles and playing to crowds at festivals such as Kendal Calling and Tramlines, Newcastle based indie band Deep.Sleep have spent the last few months crafting new music alongside a steady stream of live shows up and down the country.
The result? Their latest single, just in time for the summer, ‘Orange English Sun’ has now been released and it heralds a busy season ahead of the 5 lads with plenty more festival appearances and gigs coming up.
Since the release of their debut single ‘1994’ in April last year the band have quickly grown a steadfast fan base at home and beyond, which is undoubtedly attributed to their candid and upbeat indie-pop tunes that induce fuzzy warmth within as well as their infectious live shows that effortlessly entices crowd participation.
It’s fair to say that ‘Orange English Sun’ has been one my favourite live tracks and the timing couldn’t be any better for it to be released.
A homage to growing up and spending summer months along the North East coast, the song tells a tale of teenage romance and days out with your mates on the beach which resonate no matter where you are from and will put a smile on your face as your reminisce about those seemingly carefree times.
Dazzling like a sunrise on a clear day, the subtle intro quickly bursts into a satisfying toe-tapping rhythm that settles down for the length of this bright summer anthem.
On its first listen the song could be easily dismissed as just another Indie-pop track but Deep.Sleep form their songs with a genuine passion taken from personal experiences which, alongside frontman Dan’s striking husky vocals, give their sound a truly unique vibe that has us well and truly hooked.
And with a chorus that has already been proven to make this a sure-fire sing along anthem at countless of the band’s live shows ‘Orange English Sun’ is most definitely going to remain in listener’s heads and hearts far beyond the summer months.
If I had to criticise it for anything it’s that, at 3 minutes, it’s a rather short-lived delight… but then that’s what the repeat button is for!
2018 has already seen Deep.Sleep complete a tour reaching from Manchester to Edinburgh, as well as playing incredibly well-received sets at two of Newcastle’s best inner-city festivals Hit the North and Evolution Emerging (which both were highly memorable performances for me).
But fear not, there are plenty more chances to see these guys live.
A few dates already announced are below, but we have it on good authority that more dates are to be announced very soon so be sure to keep a close eye on the band’s social media sites.
30/06 – Hook & Gun Festival, Wakefield
26/07-29/07 – Kendal Calling Festival (Woodlands Stage, Sat 28th)
24/08-26/08 – Solfest
28/09 – Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen, London