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While She Sleeps Push Through their Musical Boundaries on New Single “SELF HELL”

Sheffield quintet While She Sleeps show off a new, more diverse direction with the title-track of their new album ‘SELF HELL’.



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As they approach the biggest headline show of their career to date at London’s legendary Alexandra Palace, Sheffield quintet, While She Sleeps share their brand new single “SELF HELL”, the title track to their long-awaited sixth studio album, which will follow on March 15th 2024.

The track sees the band draw on a wider palette of influences which, while still packed with granite heavy riffs, sees them drawing upon more diverse influences such as Aphex Twin, Gorillaz, Bicep, The Prodigy and Kendrick Lamar.

Check out the track here:

Speaking about the album, Sean Long says:


“The name of the album is the foundation of how we view ourselves and the world. Everyone has a subjective experience like no other. Yet the constant that binds us IS the differences between us and the fact that we are all suffering in our own way. Don’t be too quick to judge and demonise, your time will come for redemption or damnification.”

Long continues:

“We’ve been drawing inspiration from an array of misfit artists far from where you would usually pigeonhole While She Sleeps. Each member has brought in a different perspective of inspiration so far apart in genre that it has left us with a very odd and satisfying sonic. While She Sleeps will continue to keep the world guessing on what we will do next. Not only for the fans but this is a spiritual venture that we have to keep alive, moving, and constantly in flux. We do this by scaring ourselves with things we are not supposed to do. Every. Single. Day.”

The single demonstrates the sonic leap-forward that While She Sleeps are taking with the album. From huge riffs and thumping big beat grooves to a maelstrom of synth textures and melodic vocals, the new record sees the Sheffield outfit push their boundaries to a maximalist new level.

While She Sleeps release SELF HELL on March 15th, 2024 and you can pre-order your copy here.

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