Dahlia Sleeps began forming their emotive, electronic sound in a basement studio in South London at the end of 2015. Drawing comparisons with London Grammar, The XX, Daughter and Cat Power from the blogosphere, they zero in on painful human emotion, combining intimacy and defiance. Luke Hester, the bands producer, builds each track from the ground up with his haunting electronic production that blends with Lucy Hill’s delicate, soulful vocal.
Authenticity runs through the pair’s writing as they tackle important topics such as homophobia and grief with maturity and weight. They write songs about the kind of love that threatens to leave, taking a familiar storyline and adding enticing melodies and layered synths to turn it into a fairytale.
Dahlia Sleeps made waves online with the release of their debut track ‘Breathe’. The FADER called the song “a sensitive, pretty thing” and it quickly and confidently permeated through the blogosphere racking up hundreds of thousands of plays on Soundcloud and millions of views on YouTube, now standing at 3.7 million streams across all platforms.