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The Lift Up / Press

“Without Dreams, We Are Only Sleeping (4/5) “The tracks are soulful, honest accounts of the constant pressures of the modern life with a lingering nostalgia of yester years. It is vividly reminiscent of the period in our lives when we were in relentless conflict between running away and staying right where we are. The nine songs are intensely written and paired evocatively with some 90s pop acoustics. With clear influences from The Smiths, Leonard Cohen and The Jam, among others. Apart from the pounding percussions and Castro’s raw, robust vocals, the record is cleverly precise and short, with a running time of 32 minutes.””