Southern Californian rockers Sleeping Dogs are preparing for the release of their second single, a melodic modern-day vampire story, titled “Let’s Be Friends.”
New Noise are proud to premiere the video for “Let’s Be Friends” below:
Sleeping Dogs—Bobby Amodeo (bass, vocals), Danny Walker (lead guitar), Higgins X-13 (guitar) Spider (drums) and George Hughes, Jr. (keys)—is a spinoff of the So Cal band Wank.
Wank reformed in 2017 and released the full-length album White Knuckle Ride in 2020 and are currently on hiatus. Wank’s Amodeo, Walker, Higgins X-13, formerly of the Offspring, and Spider have joined forces with George Hughes, Jr. in Sleeping Dogs.
“Let’s Be Friends” was written by the band’s lead guitarist/songwriter Danny Walker and is the follow-up to their June 2021 debut single, “No Mercy”. The track’s video details a modern-day vampire story starring two huge Internet personalities as the romantic couple: The Girl IQ (over 1.9 million followers on TikTok, known for empowerment and inclusion) and The Magic Crasher (over 3.2 million followers on TikTok, known for his creative viral “Magic Prank” videos).
“Let’s Be Friends” was produced by Paul Miner (New Found Glory, Agnostic Front, Adolescents, Zebrahead, H2O) and will be featured on the band’s debut EP in November, to be followed by a full-length album in early 2022.
On the process behind the track’s release, Walker states:
“I wrote ‘Let’s Be Friends’ for a musical I am writing about vampires. It’s about people from different worlds falling in love. I like the romance and simplicity of the lyrics. I did not intend it for Sleeping Dogs, but when we played it at rehearsal, it was special. We had to track it. Everybody in the band brought tasty riffs to the session.”
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