Dirt Naptime (formerly known as Soke Dreft) are a 3 piece band formed in Cape Town in 2016 that have played gigs at venues such as Surfa Rosa, Aandklas, and The Rabbit Hole. While primarily influenced by alternative rock and noise-pop, the band also draws elements from shoegaze, grunge and garage rock. They’ve just released their debut EP, “Reserved”.
Dirt Naptime are influenced by bands like Dinosaur Jr, The Cribs, Lemonheads, Teenage Fanclub, Smashing Pumpkins, The Pixies, Nirvana, The Cure, The 1975, Wavves, Green Day, The Replacements, Foo Fighters, Weezer and Oasis. Jarrod Akal (on vox/guitar), Sean Wasserfal (on bass) and Emil Terhoven (on drums) are the members of the band.
More info about Dirt Naptime‘s debut EP
With their debut EP ‘Reserved’ Dirt Naptime deliver a collection of songs that reflect numerous and occasionally conflicting emotions with euphoria, infatuation, disillusion, and indifference all expressed in varying degrees.
Bubblegum hooks are often juxtaposed with somewhat downcast lyrics, played out in a soundscape that transitions from quiet to loud and lush to jagged. If these songs function equally well as the soundtrack to a road trip blaring from car speakers, as they do bedtime headphone jams then the band will feel like their work is done and they can rest in peace. You can stream / download the EP here.
Check out the music video for their track, “Warped Sentiment” below:
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