Danish multi-instrumentalist Brian Batz makes whispery, otherworldly post-rock under the stage alias Sleep Party People. Based in Copenhagen, Batz and his live backing band are known for wearing rabbit masks in performances and in publicity photos, reinforcing his music’s surreal aesthetic. The project’s home-recorded, eponymous debut saw release in 2010. Sleep Party People became more collaborative and expansive thereafter; third album Floating from 2014 featured co-producers and guest musicians, as did 2017’s Lingering, though Batz’s uniquely haunted sound remained constant.
photography by Dennis Morton