Chicago has been the birthplace of many great bands – and Sleep On It are a very worthy addition to that lineage. Yet the five-piece – who pour every ounce of blood and sweat, heart and soul into their songs – almost didn’t happen. It was only coincidence and chance that led to the band forming. The seed for that was planted at Riot Fest in 2012, when guitarist/vocalist TJ Horansky met guitarist/vocalist Jake Marquis by chance. With bassist AJ Khah and drummer Luka Fischman in tow, the band began rehearsing and writing in Logan Square and released a couple of EPs with their original vocalist. But it was when Zech Pluister – the only member who actually comes from Chicago – replaced Sleep On It’s original vocalist in 2016, that everything truly fell into line. It was all a very happy accident, but the chemistry was undeniable.