Yes pop pickers, it’s that time of the month again. Those cheeky chappies Sleeperman carry on releasing a new track every month and June sees The Grass Under My Feet arrive at Progradar Towers in it’s retro 45RPM single cover.
In a departure from the usual guitar sound from Neil Scott, this song features a really funky pulse guitar style groove that gives the track a more upbeat rhythm and plenty of impetus. As I’m listening to it for the third time, the sun is shining and it’s 22 degrees outside and the music just has that feel-good summertime feel to it.
The lyrics and John’s vocals are as pin sharp as ever and the cultured rhythm section of Sharp and Skinner drive everything along at a fair lick as that vibrato heavy guitar riff gets even more infectious.
“I want to breathe in some clean air and march along to my heart’s beat, give myself some surprises and feel the grass under my feet.”
The honest, pithy lyrics are as refreshing as ever and the band have given us a real breath of North-Eastern fresh air, roll on July!
As befits the 45RPM single idea we have another excellent ‘B’ side to back up the single. The guys return to whimsical humour and clever views of everyday life with The Grass is Always Greener,
“You were born in the drizzle of a Wednesday in the North, you know a donkey is a donkey and you’ll never change its course…”
To me, Sleeperman seem to really resonate with my idea of what music should be all about and long may it continue!
Released 4th June 2018
The Grass Under My Feet is available on all good digital platforms and the CD is available direct from the band, contact via their Facebook page here: