Sleepwalker’s Station – Wandering People: Folk Music Against Borders

In a world where we are more divided than ever, musical ensembles such as Sleepwalker’s Station are pretty much an aural necessity. The artists have come together as a collective of musicians from all across Europe bringing their own unique cultures and musical styles to create a rich, full-bodied, tonally concordant sound.

Any fans of the Levellers and the Dropkick Murphy’s are sure to appreciate Sleepwalker’s approach to storytelling through their lyrics. Which is exactly what you’re treated to from their most recent single “Wandering People”. Whilst Sleepwalker’s Station tend to mix up their style with elements of Hip Hop, Reggae and Tango; Wandering People is an unadulteratedly authentic offering of Folk blues. The single incorporates a smorgasbord of less than traditional instruments, with the rhythm being led by the progressions of the acoustic guitar. Whilst I can allude to the style of the arrangements, there are very few words which will enable me to depict just how soulfully captivating the single is.

You can check out the latest single from Sleepwalker’s Station for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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