Goddamit. The more things change, the more they stay the same.
For nearly fifteen years A.A. Wallace has been releasing music with an outfit called Sleepless Nights. Approaching the ten-year anniversary of their breakout EP, Hang Up, Sleepless Nights reconvened for the release of Keith Hamilton in 2017 – a brand new recording that captured a set of songs from the band’s breakup era never laid to tape. Following a quick Maritime tour in its support with four of the group’s longest-standing members, Wallace officially relocated the band to Toronto and once again donned up the Sleepless Nights moniker.
“Kids On Drugs” is a brand new glammed up, T. Rex-infused ripper bemoaning overmedicated youth and was recorded and produced by Joel Plaskett at his New Scotland Yard studio and also features Jordan Murphy of Walrus on drums.
Like all songs that sound best on your turntable – and the most memorable songs in the Sleepless Nights back catalog – the fun vibes obscure bleaker, lyrical undertones about parents who would rather give their kids drugs than offer them guidance.
Yes, goddamit, Sleepless Nights are back. And with new rock n’ roll tracks full of ripping riffs, dry wit, hand claps, and tongue-in-cheek meditations on society at large, it’s almost like they never left.