Wintersleep: Hello Hum

Wild psychedelic dreamwave pop from Canada.

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Animal Collective opened alternative ears to esoteric tribal rhythms and electronic psychedelia doped on ketamine – it was just up to bands like Yeasayer, Fixers and Nova Scotia’s Wintersleep to fit pop tunes to such sounds.

Wintersleep’s third album is the finest example of the form yet, offering warped trashtronica, euphoric grungey clatter crescendos and a faultless string of melodies.

When they’re not carving electropop a colourful new wormhole on In Came The Flood or creating an acid-freak marching band on Hum, they’re imagining a chillwave God Only Knows on Someone, Somewhere. A spectacular sonic splurge.

Mark Beaumont

Mark Beaumont is a music journalist with almost three decades' experience writing for publications including Classic Rock, NME, The Guardian, The Independent, The Telegraph, The Times, Uncut and Melody Maker. He has written major biographies on Muse, Jay-Z, The Killers, Kanye West and Bon Iver and his debut novel [6666666666] is available on Kindle.