About this Artist
Perhaps best known as Frank Turner’s trusty bandmates, The Sleeping Souls are Tarrant Anderson (bass), Matt Nasir (piano), Callum Green (drums), Ben Lloyd (guitar). Joined here by fellow road warrior Cahir O’Doherty (Fighting With Wire, Jetplane Landing, New Pagans), the quintet deliver a debut album of their own devising. Written between Frank Turner's rehearsal space in Oxford and the Badlands studios in Ireland, ‘Just Before The World Starts Burning’ was recorded between the band’s relentless touring schedule over the last 3 years. With Cahir taking on chief songwriting duties, its 12 tracks touch upon politics, family, lost love, frustration, escapism and obsession. Branching out into new territory, their varied debut finds The Sleeping Souls embracing a wide array of influences, from the explorative post/rock sounds of Radiohead, to tempestuous Hot Snakes-esque punk thrashings, and introspective alternative/folk of the Elliot Smith variety.