Fiddlehead Share “Sleepyhead” Video

Fiddlehead Share New Single/Video "Sleepyhead," their New Album 'Death Is Nothing To Us' Due Out 8/18 via Run For Cover Records
Fiddlehead photo credit: Pooneh Ghana

Fiddlehead have shared a new video for “Sleepyhead,” The track is off their forthcoming album Death Is Nothing To Us, available August 18th via Run For Cover Records. Death Is Nothing To Us finds Fiddlehead completing the thematic trilogy that began with their previous two releases, resulting in a truly special album that feels like both a culmination of the band’s work so far, and one of the years most powerful and life-affirming rock records. “Sleepyhead” follows lead single “Sullenboy.”

Vocalist Pat Flynn on the “Sleepyhead”:

“There’s no real great lyrical upside to this song. I wanted to write a song that could capture the stuck-ness that comes with deep depression. Ultimately, this is a song about tuning out and looking away from the brokenness in one’s life on earth in favor of quick comfort. It is kind of a conversation between two people or two minds. The so-called ‘Sleepyhead’ is a woeful person depressed by the way of the world who chooses to deal with the sadness of it all with excessive sleep. Somewhere in there, however, is a voice of reason that offers perspective – but, to no avail, as the two voices come together in resignation to the weight of the hold that a thick ‘bout of deep depression’ can lay on someone. I see the song as essential to the arc of the record, which ultimately turned out to be a climb out of such a sad state. So, perhaps that’s the upside?”

on Death Is Nothing To Us, vocalist Pat Flynn delves deeper than ever into the nuances of loss and sadness, but his deeply vulnerable approach is exhilarating and often even joyous in its humanity. The album offers Fiddlehead’s most dynamic set of songs to date, with every track pushing further into the melodic and aggressive poles of their sound, all while Flynn tackles difficult existential themes with an open-heartedness that comes through in every word.

“I don’t want people to romanticize grief and depression, myself included,” he explains. “But I wanted to write about the way loss can perpetuate this feeling of sadness in your life. I didn’t intend to make some kind of thematic trilogy but there is this connection to the first two records, and this album sort of rounds out some of the stages of grief that weren’t addressed previously–especially this feeling of stickiness that a depressive attitude can have.”

Death Is Nothing To Us
track list
Run For Cover Records

1. The Deathlife
2. Sleepyhead
3. Loserman
4. True Hardcore (II)
5. Welcome to the Situation
6. Sullenboy
7. Give It Time (II)
8. Queen of Limerick
9. The Woes
10. Fiddleheads
11. Fifteen To Infinity
12. Going To Die

Fiddlehead 2023 Tour Dates

09/22 Boston, MA @ Royale (w/ Never Ending Game, Praise, Ankle Biter, Downtalker)
09/23 New York, NY @ Webster Music Hall (w/ Never Ending Game, Praise, Mary Jane Dunphe)
09/28 Chicago, IL @ Metro (w/ Buggin’, Lifeguard, Restraining Order)
09/29 Toledo, OH @ Ottawa Tavern (w/ Restraining Order, GUMM)
09/30 Detroit, MI @ Edgemen (w/ Restraining Order, GUMM)
10/01 Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace (w/ Restraining Order, GUMM, Best Wishes)
10/06 San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall (w/ Special Guest, Kumo 99, Jinx)
10/07 Los Angeles, CA @ Ukrainian Culture Center (w/ Special Guest, Kumo 99, Jinx)
10/08 Ojai, CA @ Ojai Women’s Club (w/ Special Guest, Kumo 99, Outwest)
02/23 London, UK @ The Garage (w/ MSPAINT, Wrong Man)

Pre-order Death Is Nothing To Us by Fiddlehead HERE


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