"Labels, terminology and clever references cease to matter when you’re dealing with music of this intelligence, heart and bizarrely refracted beauty." - 8/10: Drowned In Sound
"unpredictable guitar-led rock that calls to mind the more atmospheric side of Radiohead and the oddball songwriting genius of XTC." - The Independent
"Slept And Did Not Sleep exhibits a wandering will to reach out to the leftfield ether without ever quite leaving behind the sense that, should the fancy take them, they could produce a stone cold brain lodger oozing both intelligence and pop nous." - The Quietus
"math-rock/neo prog with a light touch, jazz-leanings and mellifluous spasms of melody" - MOJO
"Cold, sharp and sparse, ‘Maybe We’ from Liverpudlians Ninetails’ forthcoming ‘Slept And Did Not Sleep’ EP is more precise than precisely precise precision training day at the IUOP (International Union Of Precision)." - The Fly (Track of the Day)
"The understated beauty of Slept And Did Not Sleep, the new EP from Liverpool-based four piece Ninetails, is startlingly apparent" - Crack in the Road
" they’re moving on to bending space and time, welding it to pure thought, to create these miniature universes within each song." - Echoes and Dust
"Simply deeming Ninetails math-rock does their overall sound, approach and style a massive disservice. Slept And Did Not Sleep (SADNS) runs the gamut from ambience, fear, devil-may-care attitudes to just plain invention." - Audio Apocalypse
"It’s not so much the influences – Afrobeat to angular art house pop – but the way they fuse them together. Their follow-up to the well-received Ghost Ride The Whip EP is an amorphous five-track continuation that combines flashes of polyrhythmic indie and palatial Eno-esque soundscapes...Slept And Did Not Sleep delivers much and backs-up the critics' hype." - 4/5: God is in the TV
released 10 December 2012
Ninetails are Jordan Balaber, Ed Black, Jacob King and Philip Morris. This is their long-awaited (and totally fucking awesome) second EP.
Like all SSD releases, this is a 'pay-what-you-feel' download... though it'd be cool if you buy a CD.
Engineer/Mix/Mastering/Co-producer - Chris Pawlusek
Co-producer - Jacob King
Visuals - Cody Oyama and Liazion Wakest