The follow up to their well received 2013 E.P Creepy, Reasons Not To Sleep sees Southampton’s Miss Vincent switching it from creepy to gloomy. Playing their self-styled ‘moody punk rock’, paying homage to the likes of Alkaline Trio and AFI, RNTS see them take their craft to the next level. “The songs we wrote for this record have a much darker, aggressive, and unhinged feel to them,” says Alex Marshall, lead vocalist and guitarist. As they gear up for release on 11th May via Engineer Records, they discuss the creation of the artwork…
|Initial Sketch by J-Monster Art|
The concept came from an EP title we were playing around with which was ‘Into The Dark’, which was intended to reflect our move into darker musical territory. I had this idea of a guy with a light bulb for a head about to turn off a light switch, just to represent the idea of light vs. dark / positivity vs. self-deprecation, which is a big part of 'Reasons Not To Sleep'.We told J-Monster what we wanted to create, he sketched an idea and we went from there; we asked for some small changes along the way but mostly we just let him do his thing. I think he totally got what we wanted to do and he was the perfect guy for the job.
Reasons Not To Sleep is out May 11th via Engineer Records! Check out the single, 'How Much Further?' below:
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