Discovery: Sleep Walking Animals

Sleep Walking Animals are an acoustic folk group from the other side of the Pennines in Manchester. Their new track is called Wild Folk.

By Graeme Smith

Wild Folk is a track steeped in traditional mythology and its lyrics are heavy with poetic imagery. It’s a track you can close your eyes to and talk a journey through the ancient world it illustrates. It’s low-key early verses give way to a lush, sweeping choruses and a powerful climax.

As well as taking influence from poetry, novels and mythology, Sleep Walking Animals cite Damien Rice, Fleetwood Mac and Peter Gabriel as helping to shape their music. If you’re a fan of any of those acts, or gentle folk rock in general, you’ll find a lot to love about Sleep Walking Animals.

Check out Wild Folk below. If you like what you hear, there’s more like it in our Raw Stuff playlist on Spotify.