Sleep Party People is the brainchild of Brian Batz, a Danish multi-instrumentalist with a boundless imagination. The one-man home recording project took shape in 2008 when Batz began experimenting with an old battered piano in his apartment. Coupled with a strange electronic alteration of his recorded voice, he created eerie, hypnotic sounds and haunting melodies forming the basis of Sleep Party People's self-titled debut album (2010).
With the release of 2012's We Were Drifting On A Sad Song and 2014's Floating, Sleep Party People began touring as a five-piece band, gaining the attention of fans worldwide. Without any proper label support (and no US release), the band somehow harnessed a groundswell of attention from far reaches of the globe. Throughout Asia, Eastern Europe, South America, and even parts of the Middle East it's not unusual for SPP shows to draw thousands of spectators.
In May 2017, Sleep Party People releases their first album on Joyful Noise, titled Lingering. Written, recorded, produced, and performed by Batz, the new album develops beyond the band's more overtly post-rock efforts. With Lingering, Batz has found a voice as a unique songwriter, and has captured a singular warmth within his densely layered, futuristically choreographed instrumentation.