Inspired And The Sleep are a sometime solo/sometime trio psychedelic lo- fi pop group made up of Max Greenhalgh (bass/vocals), Bryce Outcault (guitar/keys) and Hayden Stewart (drums) from North County San Diego, CA. Their debut EP 'Kaleidoscope Years' is released by new tape label Feel Flows, an offshoot of Proper Songs.
Have you ever gone to bed thinking tomorrow will be a new day chalk full of new beginnings and opportunity only to wake up to more of the same? This theme occurred to Max Greenhalgh when developing a moniker for his music.
“The name of the band was formed around the concept of feeling completely inspired to take hold of life and be the best person you can be the next day before going to bed,” says Greenhalgh. “Then waking up as to reset those aspirations with normalized motivation and just more of the same. I’ve been an insomniac for the last three years or so. Therefore I’d spend countless nights unintentionally staying awake in a subconscious effort to keep the inspiration alive.”
Inspired and the Sleep is an ever revolving project of solo lo-fi recordings constantly in the works as well as a live band translation. All three work together as beach lifeguards giving their music an oceanic tinge complimented by angular grooves and crisp melody.