Sheffield metal core band ”While She Sleeps” have dropped a brand new track ”Fakers Plague” and not in same fashion as one normally would. They debut the single in a hidden, underground location in Sheffield-accompanied with a hypnotic staged holographic video experience.
Fakers Plague being the first we’ve heard from the band since SO WHAT? earlier this year (huge fan, seriously checkout the album). The release of this single comes ahead of the band’s biggest headline shows to date, set to take place in January 2020.
Speaking about Fakers Plague, guitarist Sean Long says, “this song is a celebration of the end of an extremely difficult personal time within WHILE SHE SLEEPS. We all had a lot of anger building up within us and it was amazing for us to come together and express it through music. Everyone in life has a beautiful side and an ugly side, it’s how we all react and deal with these polarities of life that makes us human. No one is perfect and we certainly aren’t. Let’s embrace it together.”
I’m a simple man, I see anything new from While She Sleeps and it’s an instant add to my running playlist, but something about this track forces itself to the top of the list. It may be the breakdown where vocalist Lawrence Taylor screams ”F*ck this shit, I’m losing the will to live cos you’re a fucking hypocrite,” or it could be the part just after where you snap your neck to the lyrics ”F*ck your leaders.” I’m not entirely sure which one, but I do know my hamstrings will never recover.
If you’re late to the party on While She Sleeps, treat yourself to a backlog of fist-pumping bangers that are perfect for demolition, mowing the lawns aggressively or even sacrificing something to the dark lord, if your into that stuff. One that springs to mind and my favourite is ”Silence Speaks” featuring Ollie Sykes from Bring Me the Horizon.
While She Sleeps UK/Europe tour 2020
16 France, Paris Cabaret Sauvage
17 Belgium, Brussels AB Box
18 Germany, Cologne Live Music Hall
19 Germany, Munich Backstage Werk
21 Switzerland, Solothurn Kofmehl
22 Germany, Wiesbaden Schlachthof
23 Netherlands, Amsterdam Melkweg
24 UK, London O2 Academy Brixton
26 UK, Manchester Academy