Sleep On It isn’t any ordinary pop-punk Chicago band. Swear bear.
Before making the exciting announcement of signing to Equal Vision Records, Chicago pop-punk band Sleep On It already had fans that were in for the long haul. Touring with pop-punk giant Four Year Strong, we finally got to witness strangers becoming new fans of this down to earth group. On stage, Sleep On It brings the entire package, topped with guitarest Jake Marquis’ screams and Pluister’s distinctive melodies with encouraging banter between songs.
There’s just something about the welcoming vibe and watching by-standers scoot closer to the stage with each line, watching their faces light up with “wait, these guys are awesome!”, that makes us fall in line with the rest of their ride-or-die fans. Distinctively, each fan of SOI is instead a friend, fostering a “support your friends” relationship that the music scene has desperately needed.
Check out Sleep On It vocalist Zech Pluister on their latest EP, So What Music Festival and advice on friendship.
Sleep On It has gone from dominating the Chicago pop-punk scene to dominating hearts of fans nation-wide. How does it feel to have gained all of this recognition in less than a year?
Your latest EP Lost Along The Way starts and finishes incredibly strong. What are some of the experience that brought inspired these songs?
A theme of Sleep On It seems to be straight up friendship. What’s your definition of true friendship?
While Sleep On It makes friends literally everywhere, what are your favorite venues to play?
How was playing So What?! last weekend? What was your favorite part of SWMF?
If you could say one thing to Mike Ziemer right now, what would it be?
If you could describe the sound of Sleep On It in one word, what would it be?
What advice would you give to upcoming pop-punk bands on friendship?
Listen to the EP here and catch them on tour with AS IT IS and Greyscale!