NEWS: Stealing Sheep share new video, 'Never Gonna Live Up,' and announce UK tour

NEWS: Stealing Sheep share new video, ‘Never Gonna Live Up,’ and announce UK tour

Art-Pop trio, Stealing Sheep, have just released a mesmerizing video for ‘Never Gonna Live Up’ alongside new UK tour dates for November ’22.

Mixing electronic pop, disco, Italo, 80’s synths and ethereal vocals, the single is featured on their latest LP ‘Wow Machine,’ an esoteric collection of ‘computer based’ compositions inspired by female electronic pioneers. The tracks include a ghost member, the legendary electronic trailblazer Delia Derbyshire, as her sci-fi samples weave their way through the audio landscapes of the LP. Most of us will know Delia Derbyshire from the Dr Who theme tune.

Stealing Sheep’s album is threaded together with concepts such as ‘invisible women’ and ‘humans vs machines.’ Emily said,

“It’s about the overwhelming feeling of wanting to give up and the anger and frustration that arises as you keep striving but never get anywhere, wading through the mud pushing against the machine”,

Their new video depicts floating human heads lost in the ether, malfunctioning, glitching out and losing their humanity.

Synthetic everything’ surrounds us, face filters, virtual realities, perfected avatars…we’re living in the deep fake. How is this affecting our mental state? How does it control our next move? How will our mortal imperfections ever live up to that of the machines?” said Bex.

Although the depiction is dystopian, the overriding feeling is of empowerment and that nothing can replace the idiosyncrasies of humanity. True beauty lies in imperfection.

“We released this LP with a femme ran label called Both Sides Records, it felt like the perfect pairing for this music. The label manifesto for rebalancing gender in the music industry rang true to the messages we’re writing about,” said Bex

Stealing Sheep will perform tracks from their latest LP along with the psychedelic musings from their 2021 soundtrack release La Planéte Sauvage and some very special unreleased new music during their November UK tour. Order + Listen to WOW MACHINE: Bandcamp

Stealing Sheep Live Dates:

20th – Manchester, Gorilla
22nd – Bristol, Thekla
23rd  – Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
24th – Norwich, Norwich Arts Centre 
26th – Margate, Elsewhere
27th – Glasgow, Room 2 
28th – Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach 
30th- London, Oslo

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