Track Of The Day: Bamboo Smoke – ‘Sleepless’

Your Saturday is about to get sultry: Bamboo Smoke‘s latest track ‘Sleepless’ is a smooth, effortlessly produced electronic lullaby that will keep you suspended in that perfect state between dreaming and waking. Formed of lyricist & vocalist Lou and instrumentalist & producer Tom, the duo create hazy soundscapes with smoky undertones and soulful vocals.

A chance meeting on a rooftop brought Bamboo Smoke together at a time when Lou had armfuls of notebooks filled with words and melodies, and Tom had a library of instrumentals desperate for the right voice. The duo have since spent many months writing together in South London; riding trains, scrawling lyrics, and bouncing phone recordings back and forth.

Speaking about their music, the pair say: “We like things fairly loose and unpolished, and tend to retain as many raw qualities from each recording as we can, imperfections and all.” Sounds pretty perfect to us! The band’s debut EP is a collection of songs written over the course of the last year, during sessions snatched from the temporal demands of life in London in your 20s jobs, blending the playful with the shadows, capturing fragments of dreams. Listen to ‘Sleepless’ below.

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Kate Crudgington

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