Posts Tagged ‘Vancouver Sleep Clinic’

May 22, 2018

If Vancouver Sleep Clinic really were the name of a sleep clinic focused on helping people get past their insomnia, it’d probably be a total failure. For the life of me, I can’t imagine ever falling asleep to Tim Bettinson’s atmospheric and ambient alt pop, so often doused in spectacularly haunting electronic production. I feel very fortunate to have caught VSC on tour at intimate SF dive Bottom Of The Hill last spring, and I can assure you, not a single person in the audience dozed off to his beautifully melting music. The contrary was true instead; we were all transfixed and intoxicated by VCS’s music from his excellent 2017 debut album Revival. And now Vancouver Sleep Clinic has released yet another stunning escapade into the hidden chambers of our hearts, a gorgeously moving indie electro meets alt-pop ballad named Silver Lining. The single follows on VCS’s recent EP, Therapy Phase 01, which featured guest appearances by the likes of Raury and THEY.’s Drew Love. Tim Bettinson explains: “Silver Lining is about watching someone become too good for you. I’ve lost people I care about to the limelight before, and while you’re trying to be happy for them, sometimes you just miss the days when everything was so simple.” Find out about Vancouver Sleep Clinic’s 2018 tour dates, here.

February 15, 2018
https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/398537742/stream?client_id=N2eHz8D7GtXSl6fTtcGHdSJiS74xqOUI?plead=please-dont-download-this-or-our-lawyers-wont-let-us-host-audio

Vancouver Sleep Clinic’s 2017 debut album Revival was an intensive emotional experience. Brisbane musician Tim Bettinson pummeled our hearts with his satin smooth vocals and his dulcet melting ambient pop on the record. I was lucky enough to catch him on tour in a very intimate space after the release of Revival; it was an unforgettable experience. In the following months, VSC has stayed reticent with his work, so my breath immediately caught in my throat and my heart fluttered near out of my chest when I came across Closure, Tim’s brand new single featuring Drew Love of alt hip hop/R&B visionaries THEY. I’d never have guessed the two projects could go so well together, but Closure is the perfect juncture between Drew Love’s waxy hip hop vocals and Vancouver Sleep Clinic’s glacial synths, glassy crooning, and cavernous sonic aesthetic. The remarkable song is an atmospheric brooding, glossy swiveling indie electro tour de force, and it marks a new chapter of music to come from Vancouver Sleep Clinic.

March 22, 2017

To be honest, I sometimes feel unworthy of the incredible music that graces our ears and moves our hearts. I certainly feel unworthy of trying to find words to describe their greatness. I’m quickly reminded of these restless thoughts by new Vancouver Sleep Clinic. The Australian outfit proves themselves more gut wrenching than ever on new song Unworthy, a prime example of how truly atmospheric and cinematic their music can be. Unworthy’s symphonic grandeur is paired with serrated percussion. One pulls at the heart, the other jabs sharply into its walls. The song is a sensational taste from VSC’s debut album REVIVAL, which you can pre-order from iTunes, here, before it arrives April 7th.

February 19, 2017

This long time fan of Australian outfit Vancouver Sleep Clinic is more than ecstatic that the project has announced a debut album. Revival is due to arrive on April 7th via Sony Music. Alongside this sweet news comes a music video for VSC’s Someone To Stay. We need no reminder of how Tim Bettinson can melt us to the core, yet we’re rendered a helpless molten mess once again by Someone To Stay’s silky sentimental, majestic soaring ambient alt pop and atmospheric indietronica. Its new video, directed by Georgia Hudson, involves the sort of sweeping cinematography that befits the song. Someone To Stay is available as a single on iTunes.

September 6, 2016
https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/280727052/stream?client_id=3cQaPshpEeLqMsNFAUw1Q?plead=please-dont-download-this-or-our-lawyers-wont-let-us-host-audio

MOOSIQ MOSAIC : 09.02.2016 – 09.04.2016 

Featured music – September 2-4, 2016

Curated by:
www.iheartmoosiq.com
www.twitter.com/iheartmoosiq
www.facebook.com/iheartmoosiq

September 3, 2016
https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/279706914/stream?client_id=3cQaPshpEeLqMsNFAUw1Q?plead=please-dont-download-this-or-our-lawyers-wont-let-us-host-audio

If you missed the recent news, Vancouver Sleep Clinic is back after a much too long silence away from us. Not only is he back, but he’s prepared a debut album for us, too. The Australian singer songwriter and producer follows up on last week’s ambient soothing, abstract fluid taster, Lung, with a wide angle, vast reaching beauty named Killing Me To Love You. The breathtaking alt and folktronica song comes with a video directed by David Helman boasting visual effects by Etc. The stunning panoramic landscapes found within the video and its surreal visuals can be no more perfect for this song, a magnificent opus that immediately reminds me why Vancouver Sleep Clinic oft evoked both Bon Iver and James Vincent McMorrow for me in the past, with perhaps some Rhodes and Phoria thrown in, too. Watch the music video for Killing Me To Love You below and purchase the song from iTunes.

October 16, 2015
https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/228580462/stream?client_id=3cQaPshpEeLqMsNFAUw1Q?plead=please-dont-download-this-or-our-lawyers-wont-let-us-host-audio

‘Modern Conversation’ by grammy nominated Zhu and Australian acts Vancouver Sleep Clinic and Daniel Johns makes me shimmer in my seat with it’s groovy beat and rich vocals.  To be honest this makes me want to get in to a time machine and travel back to this past weekend when ZHU played at CRSSD Fest. I was enjoying the set and vibes so much that I didn’t pay any mind to possible new tracks he was dropping. I want to dance to this live.

August 27, 2014
https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/164705138/stream?client_id=3cQaPshpEeLqMsNFAUw1Q?plead=please-dont-download-this-or-our-lawyers-wont-let-us-host-audio

This one made me quite happy, and it should make many of you happy too, considering Superfly combines two acts that have been buzzing a good deal and that many people have enjoyed in this past year or so. Australia’s Vancouver Sleep Clinic synced up with Georgia’s Raury (yes, the Raury who gave us Cigarette Song quite recently)! If you’re familiar with both acts, you can probably imagine how Superfly might turn out. It’s exactly that. Yes. VSC’s atmospheric, dreamy production and Raury’s soothing, captivating vocals combine for a chilled out, gorgeous gem. It’s a bit Bon Iver meets James Vincent McMorrow meets Frank Ocean, and it’s all delicious. Superfly is on Raury’s new mixtape, Indigo Child.

August 27, 2014
https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/164705138/stream?client_id=3cQaPshpEeLqMsNFAUw1Q?plead=please-dont-download-this-or-our-lawyers-wont-let-us-host-audio

This one made me quite happy, and it should make many of you happy too, considering Superfly combines two acts that have been buzzing a good deal and that many people have enjoyed in this past year or so. Australia’s Vancouver Sleep Clinic synced up with Georgia’s Raury (yes, the Raury who gave us Cigarette Song quite recently)! If you’re familiar with both acts, you can probably imagine how Superfly might turn out. It’s exactly that. Yes. VSC’s atmospheric, dreamy production and Raury’s soothing, captivating vocals combine for a chilled out, gorgeous gem. It’s a bit Bon Iver meets James Vincent McMorrow meets Frank Ocean, and it’s all delicious. Superfly is on Raury’s new mixtape, Indigo Child.

Vancouver Sleep Clinic – Stakes

April 1, 2014

Months ago, I noticed the support act for London Grammar’s tour was listed as Vancouver Sleep Clinic. I was giddy with excitement and ready to hit up the San Francisco stop early just to catch VSC live. I’ve fallen deeply in love with the Australian trio’s beautiful, ambient pop music that at times reminded me of Bon Iver, other times James Vincent Mcmorrow, and still other moments, Iceland’s Asgeir or even Ry X or Sigur Ros. VSC’s music is gorgeous. Sadly, they pulled out of the tour, though I was still quite happy with catching Norway’s Highasakite as the replacement support. A few weeks ago, Vancouver Sleep Clinic dropped their Winter EP, which includs many tunes I’ve already featured on IHM, such as the heavenly tracks Vapour, Collapse, and Flaws. What I haven’t shared yet is the wispy, goosebump inducing Stakes. Stream it below, off MrSuicideSheep’s Youtube channel, and drift away to the amazing falsettos and dazzling production. What an amazing EP…