Stay Up Real Late With Grieving’s Insomnia-Inspired “No Sleep”

The first track from the British punks’ self-released first 7” ever.

March 30, 2016

There's a new U.K. punk group in town! They're called Grieving, and they rip with strong golden era emo vibes. "No Sleep" is the very first track they're sharing off their very first 7", which they're self-releasing on May 29. As it happens, "No Sleep" was also one of Grieving's first efforts as a band, and it's an impressive one. The melodic, air-guitar worthy hook at the beginning will draw you in before you're swept away on those dreamy, British, Jawbreaker-reminiscent vocals.

“'No Sleep' is one of the first songs we wrote as a band," bassist Jack Hurst recounted in an email to The FADER. "It came together really naturally and I think we all knew when we left the rehearsal room with it finished that we had something there. Lyrically it’s about a previous bout of insomnia, how it can burden and disorientate you, especially as you get that little bit older and responsibilities weigh down on you further. There’s no time for a muddled head anymore. Zopiclone, referenced in the second verse, is a 'nonbenzodiazepine hypnotic agent' according to Wikipedia. It works. Don’t operate heavy machinery the next day.”

Stay Up Real Late With Grieving’s Insomnia-Inspired “No Sleep”