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Sleeper at Shepherd’s Bush Empire

posted Dec 7, 2017, 6:50 AM by Vu Nguyen

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Photos: Jon Mo

O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire, London, UK (02 Dec 2017)
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Sleeper at Shepherd’s Bush Empire
4th December 2017 by Cristiana Ferrauti

The Shepherd’s Bush Empire was host to reunited pop band Sleeper for a unique treat this weekend. Led by lively frontwoman Louise Wener, the group revived some of the best hits from their repertoire, including their well-known cover of Blondie’s Atomic, which featured as part of the soundtrack for Danny Boyle’s Trainspotting.

With only the drum playing at the beginning and “Sleeper” projected in neat, white writing onto the backdrop, the band then opened the night with the vibrant Bedhead. The notes resonated strongly in the arena, with the music at the highest volume. Thanking the audience for such a cheerful atmosphere, the singer continued describing the night: “It’s beautiful to be here. It’s a delicious thing”. As the crowd roared, Andy Maclure was already beating his sticks to the rhythm of Delicious.

The guitars were the pillars and the real protagonists of the concert. The chords and the arpeggios dominated every other sound coming from the speakers, almost covering the modulated voice of Wener, who herself picked up one of the instruments for some of the songs.

The frontwoman, leaping sideways and back and forth, led the show, wearing metallic ankle boots, black leggings and a simple T-shirt reading “super her”. Guitarist Jon Stewart gave an energetic performance: the effervescent artist could not help continuously moving, whether hopping on only one foot or plucking the strings with gusto.

With their bouncy attitude, the band played an intense set, although few of the songs stood out musically. She’s a Good Girl and Vegas were two of the highlights of the night. We had to wait until the encore to listen to more tracks that really made use of all the tonal possibilities of the vocals. In Alice in Vain, Wener’s husky voice marked it as a rock tune. For Factor 41, they requested a clap-clip-clap pattern from the crowd; the audience clapped their hands and snapped their fingers to the rhythm of the chorus, and became an integral part of the performance. A lively Sale of the Century closed the night, showering the crowd with bursts of white confetti.


Interview with Louise Wener on Radio X with Chris Moyles

posted Dec 2, 2017, 7:00 PM by Vu Nguyen

Guy C writes:

Listen again to Chris Moyles on Radio X from this morning (12/02/2107) about 1hr 30 in for 2 full Sleeper songs plus clips of others and an interview with Louise Wener.

From www.radiox.co.uk

Weekdays 6.30am to 10am, Saturday 8am to 11am

Chris and the team kick off Radio X each morning at 6.30am with the biggest show on radio. And get the best bits of the show every Saturday morning between 8 and 11am

The show may be available on the podcast ( radiox.co.uk/../the-chris-moyles-show-on-radio-x-podcast/ ) at a later date. 

Sleeper at O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire

posted Dec 2, 2017, 8:44 AM by Vu Nguyen   [ updated Dec 3, 2017, 12:43 PM ]

 
O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire
Date:  02 Dec 2017
Location: London, UK
Retail Price: £22 / Sold Out
Publisher: academymusicgroup.com

Description
Sleeper setlist:
  1. Bedhead
  2. Pyrotechnician
  3. Delicious
  4. What Do I Do Now?
  5. Lie Detector
  6. Dress Like Your Mother
  7. Statuesque
  8. Nice Guy Eddie
  9. Atomic (Blondie cover)
  10. Inbetweener
  11. She's a Good Girl
  12. Vegas
  13. Feeling Peaky/Satellite of Love (Lou Reed cover)

    Encore:
  14. Alice in Vain
  15. Factor 41
  16. Sale of the Century 
Support act:
  • Silver Suns setlist:

    1. Last Day
    2. There Will Never Be Another Me
    3. Dumb
    4. Julia
    5. Service
    6. Far Out
    7. 17 Times
    8. Scared
    9. Yellow Light
    10. Lava
    11. Wonderful
    12. Nobody
    13. Golden Skin
    14. I'll See You Around

  • Yassassin

Set time:

  • Doors: 7pm
  • 7:30 8pm: Yassassin
  • 8:30 - 9.15pm: Silver Sun
  • 9:45pm: Sleeper
  • Starshaped DJs before, during and after... (bit of an after show party)
  • Curfew: Midnight
Sleeper are back with their first London headline show in 19 years! The Britpop 90's band bring their hits including ‘Inbetweener’, ‘What Do I Do Now?’, ‘Sale Of The Century’ and ‘Nice Guy Eddie’ to us in December for this special show!

Ticket prices: £22.00 excluding booking fees.

Please Note:
Minimum Age Restriction: 8+; Under 14’s must be accompanied by an adult 18+ and sat in the balcony.

Announce/ O2 presale, 18th July at 9am.
General Sale, 20th July at 9am.

Doors 7pm
Curfew 11pm
Set times and support to be announced closer to the event. 

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    Sleeper 2018 Tour

    posted Oct 25, 2017, 4:50 AM by Vu Nguyen

    Sleeper on tour. 

    Tickets on Sale Friday 27th at 10am!
    • Sat 02 Dec   O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London
    • Thu 01 Mar Arts Club, Liverpool
    • Fri 02 Mar O2 Academy2 Sheffield, Sheffield
    • Fri 09 Mar The Fleece, Bristol
    • Sat 10 Mar O2 Academy2 Oxford, Oxford
    • Thu 15 Mar The Sugarmill, Stoke-On-Trent
    • Fri 16 Mar The Wardrobe, Leeds
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    • Thu 05 Apr The Old Fire Station, Bournemouth
    • Sat 07 Apr Norwich Arts Centre, Norwich


    Silver Sun announced as supporting act for Sleeper's headlining London show (02 Dec 2017)

    posted Sep 26, 2017, 6:04 AM by Vu Nguyen

    Sleeper writes:


    O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire, London, UK (02 Dec 2017)
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    Shiny new gig poster with shiny new support act announced! Our old pals, Silver Sun. Who saw them play with us back in the day? smarturl.it/SleeperSBE

    Star Shaped Exclusive Cocktails: The Bluetonic and Gin-Betweener (£7.95)

    posted Aug 19, 2017, 3:02 AM by Vu Nguyen

    @PaulEnglishhack writes:
    11:00 AM - 13 Aug 2017


    The tunes sound as good as 1997, but the drinks seem a bit more expensive. No 2-4-1 Lemon Hooch. @louisewener @TheQuill #starshaped



    Sleeper at O2 Ritz Manchester, Manchester (19 Aug 2017)

    posted Aug 19, 2017, 2:21 AM by Vu Nguyen

     
    O2 Ritz Manchester
    Date:  19 Aug 2017
    Location: Manchester, UK
    Retail Price: £38
    Publisher: starshaped.club

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    • 02:00pm - Doors
    • 02:50pm - Salad
    • 04:00pm - My Life Story
    • 05:30pm - Dodgy
    • 07:00pm - Space
    • 08:30pm - Sleeper
    • 10:00pm - The Bluetones

      After show party through until 3am.
      Microdot exhibition throughout the day

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    Update (15 Aug 2017)

    posted Aug 15, 2017, 1:12 AM by Vu Nguyen


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    Update (13 Aug 2017)

    posted Aug 13, 2017, 6:50 AM by Vu Nguyen


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    Sleeper at O2 ABC, Glasgow (12 Aug 2017)

    posted Aug 12, 2017, 9:11 AM by Vu Nguyen   [ updated Aug 15, 2017, 12:53 AM ]

     
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    Date:  12 Aug 2017
    Location: Glasgow, UK
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    Description
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    9. Atomic (Blondie cover)
    10. Inbetweener
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    12. Miss You Play
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