Album Release

STEALING SHEEP

Big Wows

Heavenly Recordings/[PIAS] - distribuzione Self - 19 aprile 2019

Stealing Sheep have announced details of their new album Big Wows, due for release 19 April via Heavenly Recordings. The band have also announced a number of UK shows and shared a brilliant video for the album’s lead track ‘Jokin’ Me’. Watch ‘Jokin’ Me’ HERE.

“Both the song and the video speak a lot about today’s modern culture and how things seem throwaway: love, communication, revealing the disappointments and let downs but also the ephemeral of the delete, trash, emoji digital world. The way you can put up a front on social media, cultivate an imagined life, your best life.

“We teamed up with 8bit video artist Pastel Castle (Emily Garner) from Leeds, who created Stealing Sheep avatars, we became pixelated superheroes in an over saturated and glitchy platform. It sets the scene for a full series of karaoke videos to be released alongside the album exploring Stealing Sheep in a digital dimension, shifting identities amidst changing cultural moods and millennial paraphernalia. The ‘Do you think about me’ HTML malfunction noting the obsessive nature of social media. It’s a crazy time and it’s challenging navigating through it.”

Big Wows is heavier, harder and weirder than Stealing Sheep’s previous work. Bold neon pop songs with rave percussion, steelpans, dreamy segues and breathy experiments. The *fsszzt* sound of lemonade opens the album with a hyper-real sense of optimism that progressively reveals the cracks of dystopian irony amidst sugar–coated pop; held together by Emily Lansley’s bass guitar, Luciana Mercer’s drum kit, Rebecca Hawley’s synths, and the trio’s swooning steely vocal harmonies.

Stealing Sheep describe Big Wows as “a slow rush”; taking shape over a period of nearly three years spent working out exactly what they wanted it to be and creating an album that levitated their identities as individuals as well as merging them into one unit “We’re each finding our own creative intuition,” says Bex “…and then we come together…and we back each other up” adds Lucy.

Just as the title suggests, Big Wows is both cynical and optimistic: dreaminess and pop dance rhythms are cut with eye rolling vocal styles inflected by heartfelt lyrical messages. “We hit upon this conversational-style between the vocals and have alternating lead melodies. There’s a sarcastic tone to some of the music but there is always a strong willfulness to incorporate honest integrity, which is hard to do but refreshing when it finally comes out.”

Running through the whole record is a response to living in a tech era: “We wanted sounds to represent TVs, computers and everyday glitches,” says Bex. “We started to have this feeling that life is like a game and how you can malfunction when you’re blasted with too much information…”

For this album many songs were started solely on the computer; sequencing, building sounds, drum machines and responding to that non-emotional binary world. “The big challenge,” continues Bex “is making machines sound organic, emotional, finding their flaws. That’s why Delia Derbyshire is so important to us. All the effects that she uses serve to humanise the machines.”

Since the release of their last album, 2015’s surreal and fantastical Not Real, they’ve been in demand as multidisciplinary public artists as well as musicians – on projects including Wow Machine, which brings to life another more conceptual strand of Big Wows; in a mechanical light up stage with dancers and live music. This summer they also performed at UK festivals with a 15 strong all-female procession to celebrate the centenary of Suffrage. “Being female has become more of a theme in our work,” the band say. “It’s obviously always been there but now we’re playing with it more conceptually and thinking about empowerment.”

This greater confidence and rock-solid aesthetic mean that Stealing Sheep can take greater risks and reap more wonderful rewards. They have a broad range of influences – St Vincent, Michael Jackson, The Knife, Kraftwerk, Drake, Little Dragon – but they remain so resolutely and richly themselves. “We try new things out and we get more confident about what we like.” says Bex. “There’s a really good thing Grayson Perry says about developing your creative intuition. You get to a level as an artist where you know on a gut level what you like and what you don’t like. It takes a long time to feel comfortable in that place, to know your palette, to know you like these drum sounds or whatever it is.”

The songs began at home or in their studio at Liverpool’s Invisible Wind Factory, laying down the main body of the tracks, then the band worked with various producers – including
Marta Salogni (Bjork, MIA, Factory Floor), Andy Smith (Years & Years), Ash Workman (Christine & The Queens, Metronomy) and Joe Wills (video artist for Little Dragon) – as they’ve tried out different mixes and ideas to convey their messages.

They also teamed up with 8–bit video artist Pastel Castle (Emily Garner) who created a Karaoke video series for the album; exploring Stealing Sheep’s digital dimension and their shifting identities amidst changing cultural moods and millennial paraphernalia. “It’s a crazy time and it’s challenging navigating through it, but it’s like ‘whatever’, bring on the BIG WOWS.”

Stealing Sheap’s n ew album Big Wows is due for release 19 April via Heavenly Recordings.
The band have confirmed a 2019 UK tour, including a performance at EartH in London on 30 April. Tickets for the UK tour are available here: http://www.stealingsheep.net/tour/

 

Pre-Order “Big Wows” LP
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Live Dates

14 Dec– Liverpool, UK– “Kazimer Winter Ball” (Wow Machine Performance)
25 Apr – Glasgow, UK – Broadcast
27Apr– Manchester, UK – Yes!
28 Apr– Bristol, UK –Thekla
30 Apr– London, UK – EartH
02 May –Birmingham, UK – Hare & Hounds
03 May– Cardiff, UK– Clwb Ifor Bach

Track List

1. Show Love
2. Back In Time
3. Jokin’ Me
4. Why Haven’t I?
5. Girl
6. Just Dreaming
7. Big Wows
8. Breathe
9. True Colours
10. Choose Like You
11. Heartbeats (hidden track)

 

About

 

Big Wows is heavier, harder and weirder than Stealing Sheep’s previous work. Bold neon pop songs with rave percussion, steelpans, dreamy segues and breathy experiments. The *fsszzt* sound of lemonade opens the album with a hyper-real sense of optimism that progressively reveals the cracks of dystopian irony amidst sugar–coated pop; held together by Emily Lansley’s bass guitar, Luciana Mercer’s drum kit, Rebecca Hawley’s synths, and the trio’s swooning steely vocal harmonies.

Stealing Sheep describe Big Wows as “a slow rush”; taking shape over a period of nearly three years spent working out exactly what they wanted it to be and creating an album that levitated their identities as individuals as well as merging them into one unit “We’re each finding our own creative intuition,” says Bex “..and then we come together…and we back each other up” adds Lucy.

Just as the title suggests, Big Wows is both cynical and optimistic: dreaminess and pop dance rhythms are cut With eye rolling vocal styles inflected by heartfelt lyrical messages “We hit upon this conversational-style between the vocals and have alternating lead melodies. There’s a sarcastic tone to some of the music but there is always a strong wilfulness to incorporate honest integrity, which is hard to do but refreshing when it finally comes out.”

Side one opens with a burst of shimmery synths as ‘Show Love’ and ‘Back in Time’ lead you heart first into the headier feels of ‘Jokin’ Me’ and upbeat bounce of ‘Why haven’t I?’ following into the more progressive grooves for ‘Girl’ then fading out with the narcoleptic comforts of ‘Just Dreaming’.

Side two digs deeper into a dreamworld, with the manias and hallucinations of ‘Breathe’ and ‘True Colours’ as well as the gorgeous disillusionment of the title track and ending with an unexpected tropical club banger ‘Choose Like You’.

Running through the whole record is a response to living in a tech era: “We wanted sounds to represent TVs, computers and everyday glitches” says Bex “We started to have this feeling that life is like a game and how you can malfunction when you’re blasted with too much information…”

As well as composing with traditional instrumentation they also started songs solely on the computer; sequencing, building sounds, drum machines and responding to that non-emotional binary world. “The big challenge,” continues Bex “is making machines sound organic, emotional, finding their flaws. That’s why Delia Derbyshire is so important to us. All the effects that she uses serve to humanise the machines.”

Since the release of their last album, 2015’s surreal and fantastical ‘Not Real’, they’ve been in demand as multidisciplinary public artists as well as musicians – on projects including Wow Machine, which brings to life another more conceptual strand of ‘Big Wows’; in a mechanical light up stage with dancers and live music.

This summer they also performed at UK festivals with a 15 strong all-female procession to celebrate the centenary of Suffrage. “Being female has become more of a theme in our work” the band say. “It’s obviously always been there but now we’re playing with it more conceptually and thinking about empowerment”

This greater confidence and rock-solid aesthetic mean that Stealing Sheep can take greater risks and reap more wonderful rewards. They have a broad range of influences – St Vincent, Michael Jackson, The Knife, Kraftwerk, Drake, Little Dragon – but they remain so resolutely and richly themselves. “We try new things out and we get more confident about what we like.” says Bex. “There’s a really good thing Grayson Perry says about developing your creative intuition. You get to a level as an artist where you know on a gut level what you like and what you don’t like. It takes a long time to feel comfortable in that place, to know your palette, to know you like these drum sounds or whatever it is.”

Lucy is working with a full drum kit now instead of just toms, Emily is playing bass guitar, Bex is making her own synth patches and they’re all using new equipment: they are developing and experimenting and moving forward together. “We wanted the machine sounds to be juxtaposed against a full kit and bass guitar, which we tracked live to feel intentionally loose in places. We like the idea of placing robotic tech next to real life energy.”

The songs began at home or in their studio at Liverpool’s Invisible Wind Factory, laying down the main body of the tracks, then the band worked with various producers – including Marta Salogni (Bjork, MIA, Factory Floor), Andy Smith (Years & Years), Ash Workman (Christine & The Queens, Metronomy) and Joe Wills (video artist for Little Dragon) – as they’ve tried out different mixes and ideas to convey their messages.

They also teamed up with 8bit video artist Pastle Castle (Emily Garner) from Leeds, who created a Karaoke video series for the whole album; exploring Stealing Sheep’s digital dimension and their shifting identities amidst changing cultural moods and millennial paraphernalia. “It’s a crazy time and it’s challenging navigating through it, but it’s like ‘whatever’ bring on the BIG WOWS.’

 

Track By Track

SHOW LOVE

Believe in love, peace and the UR power. This song is about believing in people and yourself…how doubts destroy and confidence brings joy 😸… about thinking positivity and dreaming big – u CAN make it happen – ‘Show me your Love!!!’

BACK IN TIME

It’s about the throw away nature of modern day love. How superficial the internet can be…instant gratification AND lack of longevity…just too many choices. about people showing off for affirmation of self.. an empty message… an empty compliment.. how to be human in the age of machines?

JOKING ME

different perceptions of the same situation. misunderstanding.

WHY HAVEN’T I?

It’s a fleeting, upbeat, kick in the chest. when u get swept away by someone- you’re blown away, U put them on a pedestal – u know ur a fool but u can’t help it and U just can’t say it- Why? There’s an elephant in the room and everyone knows it

GIRL

It’s about being brave enough to be you in a world of challenging ideas about success, beauty and power- it calls to women to subvert unrealistic beauty standards and social pressures… stand out from the crowd- You don’t need approval, you are you’re only limit- so who d’ya wanna be? THERE’S NO OTHER GIRL ✊

JUST DREAMING

Is about Dreaming and the subconscious, a place that exists momentarily – is not tangible, it’s beautiful and then fades away – the experience of loss

BIG WOWS

Expectations, living for the now, disappointment, acceptance, joy.

BREATHE

This is about how we say so much without saying anything. We overlook how emotional language transcends words and how we telepathically communicate with each other. It’s about misunderstanding, about painful emotions between people that can only be healed within and without real words….it’s about the language of the heart

TRUE COLOURS

this is a chant to anyone who is fighting a seemingly loosing battle, who struggles through even when shit gets hard- finding the light at the end of the tunnel

Inspired by a fortune cookie that said ‘You’re determination will bring you great success’

CHOOSE LIKE YOU

Is about acceptance of Self… accepting peoples choices are their own. Wanting us to learn to live and let live without judgement. So people can make choices without fear or comparison.. Choose Like you would.. be yourself

HEART BEAT

This is supposed to be a submarine traveling around inside the heart and investigating the strange, mystery’s of this deep, magical, painful and loving place? what it is to be?a human

 

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