Hey, Sleeper Releases New EP ‘Gone For Ten Fingers’: Listen Here
September 20, 2013 § 1 Comment
British singer-songwriter Hey, Sleeper has just released his new EP Gone For Ten Fingers in its entirety – and its pretty great!
In a midst of heavy-hitting synths and jittery percussions, Hey, Sleeper (whose real name is Luke Roberts) takes an opposite turn with his acoustic guitar-based music. His sound is mellow and stripped, with his delicate vocals supported by the melodic strums of his guitar.
Gone For Ten Fingers is an independently released 5-track EP, with songs like “Playing Cards” and “Thomas & The Good Book” serving as highlights. Hey, Sleeper cites artists like Elliott Smith, William Fitzsimmons, Iron and Wine, and Bright Eyes as influences for his EP. He states his “songs centers on simple chords, with a focus on thoughtful, rarely-rhyming lyrics and memorable vocal melodies.”
Listen to the EP below!
Hey, Sleeper has been making a mark on England in the last three years, playing shows both as a solo artist and with backup musicians. Early demos have attracted the attention of Pickup magazine, who named Hey, Sleeper as the best acoustic artist in their annual Unsigned Awards.
With a growing following, hundreds downloaded the online release of the 2012 EP We Fell Asleep in Winter, and Woke Up in June. Thanks to airplay on BBC Introducing and several mentions in US music blogs, the songs are gaining attention both in the UK and across the pond. At the end of last year, The Sea EP was released, which featured Bethany Roberts on violin and vocals.