|WHILE SHE SLEEPS ANNOUNCE FOURTH ALBUM SO WHAT?
ALBUM WILL BE RELEASED MARCH 1 VIA SLEEPS BROTHERS/SPINEFARM RECORDS
LISTEN TO + WATCH VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE “ANTI-SOCIAL”
WHILE SHE SLEEPS have announced that their fourth studio album SO WHAT? will be released on March 1 via their own Sleeps Brothers label. They’ve also revealed its first single “Anti-Social.” Listen to the song and watch the video here.
The track is an explosive, relentless four-minute anthem. It takes everything you know and love about While She Sleeps — clattering riffs, bruising breakdowns, snarling lyrics, and big-ass singalongs — and sticks them in a blender. It’s punk, it’s heavy metal, it couldn’t be any other band but them, and yet it sounds unlike anything you’ve heard from them before. It’s the sound of While She Sleeps reborn with the attitude of “We’ve let our hair down and we’ve got our bollocks out. I’m not fucking about. I’m not cutting corners. I’ve been writing like this will be my last album.” [[IS THIS A QUOTE]]
The Sheffield quintet have made a career out of confounding expectations, be it through their dizzying blend of crushing metal, guttural hardcore and arena-worthy hooks, or the way they’ve carried themselves over an explosive, 13-year career.
Their last album, 2017’s You Are We was a testament to the power of self-belief and determination. It was crowdfunded and released on the band’s own Sleeps Brothers label and earned them award nominations from the likes of Metal Hammer and a Best Album win at the Heavy Music Awards, as well as landing them in the top ten of the UK album charts.
Now, they look to build on that success with the release of fourth studio album: SO WHAT?
“We got approached immediately by a bunch of labels, but we turned around to all of them and said, ‘The only way we’re going to do anything is if you let us release it on Sleeps Brothers, but you house that on your train, and we make the decisions behind everything,” guitarist/vocalist Mat Welsh explains. “I fucking loved releasing You Are We ourselves, but at the same time, I played more on my laptop than I did on my guitar for the whole campaign. This release is a partnership between Sleeps Brothers and Spinefarm, but no one is breathing down our necks about the record we’re making or the singles we’re putting out.”