Brighton four-piece Black Peaks return with their blistering new single, 'Can't Sleep' which recently debuted on the BBC Radio 1 Rock Show as their Rockest Record [Track of the Week] and included a live on-air interview with the band. 'Can't Sleep' is the band’s first new material in almost two years.
Following a whirlwind couple of years promoting their debut album 'Statues', Black Peaks returned to the studio in December 2017 with multiple Grammy Award winning producer Adrian Bushby at the helm [Muse, Foo Fighters, Dashboard Confessional] to record the follow-up. 'Can't Sleep' is the first taster of that album, and gives a strong indication of the growth of the band’s sound. This new single is also the first with new bass player Dave Larkin, who joined the band following the departure of founding bass player Andrew Gosden.
Speaking about the single, vocalist Will Gardner explains: “The song was written in response to a very difficult time for the band and for myself personally. Since writing 'Statues', our political environment has seen a big shift, and some extremely xenophobic and racist comments and actions have been aired in the media, towards whom a lot of the anger and fire in these lyrics is directed. Whatever your view is politically, this song deals with anxiety, paranoia and insomnia, all stemming from being swept along with a decision you do not agree with.”
New member Dave Larkin adds: “We haven’t wasted any time since I joined the band. We were straight into writing and finishing off ideas for this album, and it all came together so naturally. Getting into the studio with Adrian was definitely the right decision for all of us; he has an incredible, high-energy approach to producing, and was just as hyped about everything as we were. We’re all so proud of these songs and the end result is massive.”