Sleep is a naturally recurring state characterized by reduced or absent consciousness. The Music of Naomi was always a sleeping beauty. Sleep is the third single from Naomis longplayer “The Big Shapes”.The overall sound of the album reminds one of… well, nothing else, really. Massive backbeats carry scratchy guitar riffs, buzzing synths cut through gentle electric piano lines as the Berlin duo digs deep into the pop vocabulary of the past four decades.

Ever felt that life is a long and steep road, a neverending fist fight against an invincible opponent, a romance against all odds? Well, so does the hero in the video for Dragon Tree, the brilliantly catchy new single by Berlin synth-pop outfit NAOMI. No, make that two heroes – Bernd Lechler and Nico Tobias have a habit of doing everything together, so for the first time in pop video history all members of a band are taking turns playing the main character. And what a day the guy has to survive, involving getting fired, beaten, wet, lost, and knocked out. And when he attempts to regain his pride by trying to get drunk, stoned and laid (in no particular order) at night, the results are mixed, if foreseeable. Quite unlike the place he comes to in the morning, which is higher than he thought he might get. At least he’s not alone. Or is he? It’s never been easy to climb the Dragon Tree.