Stealing Sheep – Shut Eye (Thom Alt-J ∆ remix) (single) (Heavenly Recordings)
Two of the brightest names in U.K. music from 2012 are attached to this track; the Mercury Prize winning Alt-J ∆ and all-girl Liverpudlian trio Stealing Sheep, whose brilliant debut album ‘Into The Diamond Sun’ was on the favourites lists of many a critic last year.
To coincide with their U.K. tour with Villagers next month (see dates below), Stealing Sheep are offering a free download of their song “Shut Eye” remixed by Thom from Alt-J ∆. Stealing Sheep will be then heading off to join Alt-J ∆ on their European tour.
Stealing Sheep’s debut album ‘Into The Diamond Sun’ spawned several singles, most recently the track “Rearrange” (read our review). However, it’s the album’s first single “Shut Eye” that has been given the treatment.
Thom does an incredible job to create an atmospheric dream-pop-esque remix where deep murky synth basses pulsate and combine with delay-drenched singular guitar notes, which actually sound more like a sitar. Gone are the intricate guitar melodies and folk-ish hues of the original.
Minimalist electronic beats provide a basic groove while contortion to the french horns, which also appear in the original, adds a unique and bizarre flavour. It’s the rhythmic and ever catchy vocal verses however that provides the most body rocking.
A brilliant interpretation, listen and download “Shut Eye (Thom Alt J Remix)” for free below:
Tour dates for Stealing Sheep are below:
Friday 8 February – SHEFFIELD – Leadmill (with Villagers)
Saturday 9 February – NEWCASTLE – Warehouse (with Villagers)
Sunday 10 February – GLASGOW – Stereo (with Villagers)
Tuesday 12 February – LEEDS – Wardrobe (with Villagers)
Wednesday 13 February – MANCHESTER – Gorilla (with Villagers)
Thursday 14 February – BIRMINGHAM – HMV Library (with Villagers)
Saturday 16 February – BRISTOL – Trinity (with Villagers)
Sunday 17 February – BRIGHTON – Old Market (with Villagers)
Monday 18 February – PORTSMOUTH – Wedgewood Rooms (with Villagers)
Wednesday 20 February – LONDON – Village Underground (with Villagers)