I Like To Sleep is a young and energetic powerjazz trio based in Trondheim. The trio was brought together by a common interest in the modern jazz language, free improvisation and 70’s jazz/prog-rock, as well as a passion for energetic and extreme music. The product of these wide-ranging musical influences can now be experienced through the unique combination of vibraphone, baritone guitar and drums that is I Like To Sleep. They specialise in heavy riffs, extensive improvisation pushed to its limits, and well-written melodies – a style labelled "powerjazz to the people”.
I Like To Sleep released their debut LP "Bedmonster” on All Good Clean Records in October 2017. Since the trio was formed in 2015, they’ve performed at various jazz festivals in Norway such as Moldejazz, Jazzfest, Dølajazz, Soddjazz, Kongsbergjazz etc. and played support for Motorpsycho, Åse/Strønen duo and Petter Kraft trio. In July 2018, the band was named Jazzintro’s "Best young jazz musicians of 2018” at the Molde Jazz Festival.
Amund Storløkken Åse: vibraphone and compositions
Nicolas Leirtrø: baritone guitar and compositions
Øyvind Leite: drums
Photo: Ane Martine Tømmeraas