When Alisha Zalkin and Dan Kalisher met through the Los Angeles music scene, there was an immediate mutual admiration for each other’s abilities. Little did they know, it would give birth to one of LA’s top up-and-coming rock bands, Sleep Machine.
Boasting the sound of a modern Led Zeppelin fronted by the powerfully soulful Zalkin, Sleep Machine looks to continue their ascent up the ranks of LA’s historic rock scene with the release of their their sophomore EP, Animal High. Every one of Animal High’s seven tracks proves just how talented the duo – along with drummer Kiel Feher – can be when channeling their energetic blues-based rock.
After bursting on to the scene with the release of last year’s debut EP, Cover Me In Gold, Sleep Machine has been featured in publications such as Entertainment Weekly and Myspace’s “Artist of the Day.” Their music can be heard on television shows and commercials ranging from ABC’s Quantico and MTV’s Finding Carter to TV Land’s Younger and E!’s The Royals, while the band’s first single “Wild For You” earned the 2015 LA Music Critic Award for “Best Video (Live)” and an IndependentMusic Award nomination for “Best Rock/Hard Rock Song.” In addition, their song “Game Over” is being used an official walkout song for the AHL’s San Diego Gulls during the 2016-2017 season.
Aside from their success as Sleep Machine at LA venues such as the legendary Viper Room and The Hotel Cafe, Kalisher and Zalkin have each been featured on national and international tours and performed on enormous stages such as The Tonight Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live, The View, and the MTV Movie Awards. Kalisher – who recorded every shredding guitar solo and pounding bass line (as well as produced) on both Animal High and Cover Me In Gold – can also be found doing everything from playing pedal steel on the official soundtracks for Netflix shows to producing full-length albums for artists across the country.
Sleep Machine is currently booking press opportunities and performances nationwide in support of Animal High.
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