Towards the end of 2013 and following a 5 month silence since he made his first track available with 'Vapour', Tim Bettinson AKA Vancouver Sleep Clinic posted the song 'Collapse' to his Soundcloud, which admittedly is by no means prolific but when you consider Tim is only 17 and still finishing up school, the story begins to take shape. Collapse hit over 100K plays in a week, worked it's way straight to the top of the Hype Machine. He took to supporting London Grammar on their Australian tour, leading him to play to over a thousand people on what was only his fourth ever live performance.
Cue January 2014 and already the first half of the year has Vancouver Sleep Clinic supporting Daughter on their Australian tour as well as the upcoming Naked and Famous Australian tour.
Across 6 tracks, the EP illustrates the growth and consistency of Vancouver Sleep Clinic, his identifiable falsetto vocal and isolated tones are evidence of an artist that albeit somewhat restrained in sonic delivery, has clearly captured the imaginations of many as he begins to reveal what's to come. Much like Collapse, new track 'Flaws' again carries the torchlight into the sparseness around his sound and provides a warmth to the subtlety of Tim's compositions.
Up until yesterday the band were also confirmed to support London Grammar across their 18 date US tour as well as making an appearance at SXSW, sadly however - due to the band being formed for less than a year, their application for an American working VISA was declined.
The 'Winter EP' is released March 10th
Vancouver Sleep Clinic Tour Dates
NAKES AND FAMOUS AUSTRALIAN SUPPORT DATES
30/04 - 170 Russell - Melbourne (w/ Naked & Famous)
05/05 - Hi- Fi - Brisbane (w/ Naked & Famous)
11/05 - Astor Theatre - Perth (w/ Naked & Famous)
13/05 - Metro Theatre - Sydney (w/ Naked & Famous)
14/05 - Metro Theatre - Sydney (w/ Naked & Famous)
'Smalls Change (Meditations Upon Ageing)' arrives in April.
The two awards have made for a great 72nd birthday present for the country music icon.