Sloth Metropolis is the musical vehicle of the ‘Sloth Cycle’, a modern mythology blending social observation with surreal humour, and drawing heavily from the ideas of Jung and Joseph Campbell. A buckfast sipping Sloth exploring the urban landscape, modern Aristotles and Einsteins struggling with recession, the search for personal purpose and meaning frantically followed out by an ex-art student welder and an x-rated newsagent—these are just some of the characters met and tall tales told. As strange as this all sounds, the lyrics are semi-autobiographical, and try to tap into universal thoughts, feelings and experiences. Sloth Metropolis argue that our lives are worth singing about. Our every day struggles and victories—finding a job or a flat, going out for the weekend, personal moments of confusion and realisation—can be transformed into epic and otherworldly stories. We are all heroes, our lives are all adventures. Musically, Sloth Metropolis might remind you of other not-so-serious yet conceptually focused artists—Gong, Funkadelic, and Frank Zappa being some of our big influences. The actual sounds and styles change depending on what story we’re telling. Folk balladry, Black Sabbath riffery, experimental collages of sound, prog flourishes, and DIY punk energy are all thrown into the mix at one time or another. The key elements throughout are the blazing lead electric-violin & narrative song structures.