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Richmond, VA's SLEAVE will release their upcoming debut album 'Don’t Expect Anything' on October 22 via UK indie label Engineer Records.

Sleave's sound brings together elements of alternative rock, punk, and American hardcore while also being reminiscent of the American grunge and emo movements of the 90's.

Formed in Richmond, VA in 2016, Sleave began after Julien Robert and Charlie Bowen met at a party, where they quickly bonded over a shared interest in punk and alternative music. A series of impromptu jam sessions at Julien’s parent’s house during the fall of 2015 quickly turned into a full project. During this time, Sam Mclelland joined the band on bass and in January of 2016, Sleave officially formed.

The band’s presence grew steadily over the next two years, in which they debuted two releases (‘Gold EP 2016’ and Better Now/Empty Talk 7” 2017) and played countless shows in and around Richmond. The band then took a performing hiatus in 2018 to record what was rumored to be their first full-length album. The band worked tirelessly with the help of Pedro Aida of Audio Verite Studios and Andreas Magnusson, both of whom they had worked with on previous releases. During this time, Daniel Salinas replaced Sam Mclelland on bass; and the current Sleave lineup was formed.

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Jason Gordon

Sleave don't expect anything, but I do

October 4th, 2019

Horrible pun (was trying to figure out how to throw the album title in), but from the singles I've heard so far, this album is gonna rip, so yes, I'm expecting something from this full length! These guys seem to blend the melodic punk rock, emo and post hardcore of the 90s with some aggression and anthemic choruses. The vocals shift from clean to gritty (like going from Alkaline Trio to Strike Anywhere ) with shout along choruses. And the singer seems to have a penchant for 80s NYHC based on the Youth of Today and Judge shirts he's wearing, so he gets points for that too! Look forward to hearing this LP.