GOTHTRONIC webzine

Sleeping Children - Lullabies For Debauchery

Sleeping Children is a French deathrock/batcave band, which after having released two demo’s in own management now has released its debut record through Strobelight Records. The music resembles Cinema Strange but also older bands like Bauhaus or Christian Death. There is a punk feel in the songs combined with a horror atmosphere, with spooky synthsounds and a typical guitarsound. Nice uptempo tracks are ‘No Love for the Dead’ and especially ‘Poppies Screen the Light’, but also the quieter ‘Murderer’s Dance’ or ‘Love Sucks’ are good. The on polka speed played ‘Couve Bien Les Cris Pres de Coeur’ is a odd song. This is an excellent debut for this young band.

Band: Sleeping Children(int)
Label: Strobelight Records
Genre: gothic (gothic rock / (dark)wave / postpunk / batcave)
Grade: 7.5
Review by: TekNoir