After gradually dipping their reunion toes on the live stage over the last 18 months, feeling the response from Britpop days gone past, the once statuesque Sleeper have decided go all in on their first album in 21 years, entitled The Modern Age.
Louise Wener gives reason for the reunion — “We had no plan to get back together. Sometimes life throws you a massive curve ball. You end up jumping off the cliff, just to see what it feels like”.
The band spent summer 2018 recording The Modern Age with their long time producer, Stephen Street – a relationship that clicked into place again right away. They tracked live at Metway studios in their adopted city of Brighton, before decamping to Street’s studio in West London to add the finishing touches.
The Modern Age is the outward looking sound of a band revitalised and refreshed. Covering subjects from motherhood and social media to personal loss and, inevitably, relationships, while retaining Sleeper’s classic pop sensibilities with a shiny, new, contemporary feel. The album is released on March 25 with a single “Look At You Now” to precede.
Sleeper tour the UK in the Spring 2019 with festival appearances to be announced. Dates are:
21 – GLASGOW Garage
22- NEWCASTLE Riverside
23- EDINBURGH Liquid Rooms
28- SOUTHAMPTON Engine Rooms
29- NORTHAMPTON Roadmender
30- LEEDS Church
04- DERBY The Venue
05- CARDIFF The Globe
12- BRISTOL- 02 Academy
13- LONDON KENTISH TOWN Forum