“Saturday Morning 5am” is “Record of the Day”

We are very excited that our new track Saturday Morning 5am has been selected as “Record of the Day” by that eponymous music news service.

They say:

“London-based band The Sighs Of Monsters manage to brilliantly distill so many elements of dance culture over the past 40 years into this one track that you’ll thoroughly enjoy picking out the styles and eras as it throbs along. Telling the story of someone finding love in a club, it’s described by the band themselves as being a bit like The Smiths’ classic How Soon Is Now, but with a happy ending this time round. Along the way, there are affectionate nods to the 1990’s rave scene and the influence that Madchester played upon it, with Oakenfold, Farley, Heller and Weatherall-esque production elements bubbling away, including pulsing basslines and Italiano piano stabs. You’ll hear Krautrock, disco, and house all in there too. “

Read more at Record of the Day.

Review: Saturday Morning 5am

A short review of our new track “Saturday Morning 5am” by Mark Buckley of the Electronic North blog:

Saturday Morning 5am by UK band The Sighs of Monsters perfectly captures that sensation when the party is over and in your mind it’s not quite the right time to go home yet. The piano sound and driving bassline give the track an air of urgency whilst the vocals of Dean Sobers bring a wistful and oddly euphoric feel to the track. This is such a perfect song!

Music journalist and DJ Joe Muggs agrees. He tweeted:

Our track has also been included on two Spotify playlists by ThatNewJam and PopJustice!

Review: Lie

We were thrilled to receive a really positive review of our new album, Lie, by the Dutch music website, Your Music Blog.

Here’s an extract:

Listening to the album I was hooked from the first bars of I Hear Drums. Call it infectious, call it catchy, call it what you like, it is a damn clever way to start. From a bit of distance it is quite remarkable how 4 guys can deliver music so diverse and still sound spot on in every second of it. Whether it is a more elaborate track like Superman In The Silence, the almost Johnny Cash sounding Fight or the almost New Wave sounding song like Hello. And if you now think this is a patchy work, forget it. Don’t know how they do it,  but nothing seems out of place here.

Read the full review here….

Review: Drawing


A review of our song ‘Drawing‘ contributed to the Ingrid Jonker tribute album, Die Kind Is Nog Jonger.

“Vir my is die hoogtepunt van die eerste album egter “Drawing” (gebaseer op die gedig “Tekening – Vir Jack”) van The Sighs of Monsters – ’n Britse groep met ’n Suid-Afrikaanse konneksie in die persoon van Brett Lock. Van hierdie lied is daar ’n pragtige video op You­Tube wat in ’n historiese 14de-eeuse kerkie in Kent in Engeland tydens kunstefees daar opgeneem is. Treffer staan dubbel en dwars oor hierdie liedjie geskryf.”

Translation: “For me, the high point of the first album was ‘Drawing (based on the poem Drawing – for Jack) by The Sighs of Monsters – a British group with a South African connection in the person of Brett Lock. There is a lovely video for this song on YouTube recorded in a historic 14th century church in Kent, England, during an arts festival. ‘Hit’ is written large all over this song.”