ASLEEP IN TRANSIT is a new Durban-based indie-pop band who find their inspiration in the beauty of ordinary moments, and whose whimsical style and unmistakable charisma is fast making them one of Durban’s favourite exports.
Their set ranges from mellow and tranquil, to lively and full of energy. Sets appear like dialogues between a boy and a girl, combining to create contrasts and rich melodies – enriched by synth, bass guitar and percussion.
Winner of the Knysna Rocks ‘Head2Head’ band competition in late 2011, ASLEEP IN TRANSIT has recently released their first self-titled EP for free. The EP was recorded over a period of three months and mainly recorded and produced by band member, Allister Christie, with the predominant inspiration being life and its experiences.
ASLEEP IN TRANSIT EP Track List:
1. Burlington Station
2. Brother, Sister
3. Dreams Between Sleep
4. Everything Is Terminal
5. What A Mess We Must Appear
Sparse and heartfelt at times, yet vibrant and full of energy at others, ASLEEP IN TRANSIT are a band whose sound is unmistakably going to leave footprints in the South Africa music industry.
The first single from the EP, ‘Brother, Sister’, has been submitted to radio stations nationwide. They have also released their first music video for this single which is currently on rotation on MK.
The music video was partly shot in Ballito, and partly in Umhlanga and features Allister as the moon and Irina as the sun, walking in a forest at different times.
“Irina is the sun and Allister is the moon, and although they are always around, they don’t meet, because of both of them being in the same place at different times.”