Not Real is the much-anticipated second album by Stealing Sheep. Written, recorded, and produced by band members Becky Hawley, Emily Lansley and Lucy Mercer at their studio in Liverpool.
Due for release on 14th April on Heavenly Recordings.
The unifying theme of the new album is the interplay of fact and fiction; the edge of dreams and limits of reality. These visions are grounded by bright melodies and insistent beats and unified by vocal harmonies; sometimes metronomic and chant-like, sometimes choral and pop.
Having learned new skills in the studio over the last few years, the band self-produced the album. They used the studio not only as a writing tool but also as an instrument; experimenting with post-production and varying instrumentation and layered textures. “We started off in pre-production doing all the demos ourselves” say’s Becky “the demos captured an atmosphere that we wanted to carry forward to the album. The result was a hypbrid of casual takes and more considered recordings.”
Watch the album teaser below.