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“The male gaze of the old days isn’t gonna come back.”

Calling up punchy guitar stabs, a four-on-the-floor drive, ripping solos, and dirty staccato organs, Pink Popcorn finds Sleepless Nights drawing heavily on a pop-rock template curated by The Cars. And much like their previous single, Kids On Drugs, the retro throwback influence blends seamlessly with contemporary themes.

Beneath the fun-loving riffs and pop-forward melodies, Sleepless Nights take pot shots at the hypermasculinity of yore, particularly in classic rock.

“The songs we love and are huge parts of pop culture are insanely misogynistic, but that gets subverted by nostalgia,” says Sleepless Nights frontperson A.A. Wallace“Now that the world is getting more and more woke how to do we listen to the lyrics of Axel Rose or even Mick Jagger? How can a song like ‘Rocket Queen’ or ‘Brown Sugar’ be played on the radio? Driving around with classic rock radio for most people is not an academic exercise. The rules mentioned in ‘Pink Popcorn’ are songwriting conventions and clichés that really we should be done with. Oh yeah, baby.”

Sleepless Nights – Pink Popcorn – Single
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“With The Cars-like rapture, SLEEPLESS NIGHTS, brings the right brilliance to the guitar and beat driven pop-rock single to the masses. It’s time to get back to basics.” – comeherefloyd

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We are thrilled to announce that Jennah Barry is joining our team. You’ll be hearing new music from her very soon but until then, if you aren’t familiar, check our her earlier stuff and you’ll begin to understand why she’s so special. She’s also curated a Spotify playlist below that she describes as “music for when there’s a baby in the room.”

Hailing from the coastal haven of Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia, Jennah Barry is one of Atlantic Canada’s surest sirens. Her undeniable, rosewater voice sets a mood wherein even the hardest truths seem palatable. Moving effortlessly between folk, country and soft rock motifs, Barry’s music, last heard on her instantly classic debut Young Men, sets her at the forefront of a tradition of women making music as strong as it is sentimental.


Roller Disco
, the first piece of new music from Barry is over six years, was produced and recorded by Colin Nealis (Andy ShaufAidan Knight) and will arrive on November 23rd.

January 24 – Fredericton, NBShivering Songs @ Wilmot United Church w/ Greg Keelor //tickets
January 26 – Halifax, NS: In the Dead of Winter @ Bus Stop Theatre w/ Bedouine // tickets //fb