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by Bill Pearis


Liverpool trio Stealing Sheep have shared "Greed" from the band's forthcoming sophomore album, Not Real, which is out next week via Heavenly. It's one of the standout cuts from what might be my favorite album of 2015 so far, a literal grower that starts off as a minimal, slow stomper but builds to a tribal mass by its end, with off-kilter harmonies and a theremin hook that sounds straight out of Ironside. Take a listen below.

For an idea of what Stealing Sheep are like live, check out a very cool performance of Not Real's title track shot at Vessel Studios in Liverpool, below as well. And let's hope we get to see them live in North America sooner than later.

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by Bill Pearis


UK trio Stealing Sheep have just released the title track to their excellent second album, Not Real. The song is a good calling card for the album which incorporates synthesizers and drum machines into their British pagan pop roots. If you like Metronomy, these ladies are are now in the same universe. The song's video is a surreal, technicolor trip that could've been filmed in 1968. Watch it below.

Stealing Sheep's Not Real is out April 14 via Heavenly.

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by Bill Pearis


Stealing Sheep's 2012 debut, Into the Diamond Sun, was one of that year's most underrated albums, mixing faery folk, krautrock and exotica into a distinctive sound of their own. If you haven't heard it, you can stream it via Rdio below. The Liverpool trio will release their second album, Not Real, on April 14 via Heavenly. The new album is a little more synthesizer heavy and less rooted in the past, but Stealing Sheep's quirky style (and those harmonies) are still vibrantly on display. While no music has been released from the album yet, they have made a very trippy trailer for the album and you can watch that, and check out the album tracklist, below.

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The Fly is the "UK's most popular new music magazine," but if you haven't heard of it, its because it's a free monthly that doesn't really get international distribution. You can however read it online. The mag just released it's year-end issue and topping their Best Albums of 2012 is Sharon Van Etten's Tramp (which was just released in a Deluxe edition, a fine Xmas gift don't you know). Sharon narrowly beat out Grimes, whose Visions came in at #2. The whole list, in ascending order, is below and you can read what The Fly said about each album here.

By the way you can still get tickets for the December 15 show at Cameo that Sharon curated with She Keeps Bees and Speck Mountain and "Special Guest."

A list of the Fly's Top 50 Albums of 2012 is below.

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by Bill Pearis

Stealing Sheep

A while back we told you about Liverpool trio Stealing Sheep who were getting ready to release their debut album. That record, Into the Diamond Sun, is out September 18 via Heavenly Recordings / Cooperative Music, but you can stream the whole thing right now at the bottom of this post. With nods toward psychedelic folk, Krautrock, and post-punk, it's one of the more striking debuts of 2012 and recommended listening.

We're also giving away a vinyl copy of Into the Diamond Sun and details on how to enter are at the bottom of this post. Also below is video of the band performing "Shut Eye" in Liverpool and, of course, the album stream.

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by Bill Pearis

Stealing Sheep

Liverpool residents Rebecca Hawley (vocals, keyboards), Emily Lansley (vocals, guitar) and Lucy Mercer (vocals, drums) formed Stealing Sheep about three three years ago and have an interesting mix of influences: late '60s faery folk, icy Krautrock, the occasional tribal rhythms and just enough AM pop melodies (and effervescent harmonies) to give their songs a partly-cloudy feel that echoes the weather in their hometown.

Stealing Sheep released the Noah and the Paper Moon mini-LP last year and are set to release their terrific debut album, Into the Diamond Sun, on September 4 via Heavenly/ Cooperative Music. They've released two singles from it already, the witchy "Shut Eye" and the poppier "Genevieve" which you can watch the videos for below.

No word on U.S. shows yet but we've got their current UK/European dates listed below.

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