Update (13 Feb 2021)

posted Feb 13, 2021, 4:58 PM by Vu Nguyen

AT THE BBC (20 Jun 2020)
Gorsky Records

LIVE AT THE RITZ (7") (10 May 2019)
Gorsky Records

Gorsky Records

Gorsky Records

KING TUT'S WAH WAH HUT (13 Feb 1995)

Jonah Raydio homage the "Smart" cover

posted Dec 13, 2020, 7:27 AM by Vu Nguyen


#244 April Richardson
Fri, 23 Oct 2020 19:57:00 -0000

Word Up, Raydioheads. It’s a whole ‘other show this week with comic/expatriate/playlist maestro April Richardson. She joins us as we talk British differences with foxes, her husband's co-workers, and more things Anglican. We do neüs, an On This Date, and hit the highlights of songs from movies that have the title of the movie in the title of the song. A long walk on that one, but a nice journey. We celebrate 8 years of doing this podcast this week. Check out a back episode and see how far we've come! SONGS "Wither (In D)" by Sarchasm "Elvis is in The Freezer" by Ratboys "Farewell" by Von Wildenhaus LINKS April's podcast, Why Do I Like This? Free preview episodes on Apple Podcasts and Spotify Learn more about your ad choices.

Sleeper 25th Anniversary Tour (with the Bluetones)

posted Feb 13, 2020, 6:42 PM by Vu Nguyen

From Sleeper
  • 08 Aug 2020
    O2 Academy, Glasgow
  • 08 Aug 2020 O2 Institute, Birmingham
  • 04 Sep 2020 O2 Academy, Newcastle upon Tyne
  • 05 Sep 2020 O2 Academy, Leeds Leeds
  • 11 Sep 2020 O2 Academy, Bournemouth
  • 12 Sep 2020 O2 Academy, Bristol Bristol
  • 18 Sep 2020 O2 Ritz, Manchester
  • 19 Sep 2020 O2 Forum, London

Sleeper Summer 2019 Tour

posted Aug 24, 2019, 3:42 AM by Vu Nguyen


Summer gigs are go!! Who's coming? 💥 🎸 💥 🎤 feeling excited.
  • 28 Jun 2019 Piece Hall, Halifax
  • 06 Jul 2019 Nibley Festival
  • 13 Jul 2019 Kew The Music
  • 14 Jul 2019 Readipop Festival
  • 21 Jul 2019 Tramlines Festival
  • 02 Aug 2019 Neverworld Festival
  • 23 Aug 2019 Big Feastival
  • 24 Aug 2019 Bedford Esquires
  • 25 Aug 2019 Camper Calling Festival
  • 31 Aug 2019 Cool Britannia Knebworth
  • 14 Sep 2019 Live @Troon

Update (22 Mar 2019)

posted Mar 22, 2019, 5:33 AM by Vu Nguyen

NEW SLANG (14 Mar 2019)
Kingston upon Thames

Sleeper (10 Nov 2018)
Photo: NickJo B

SLEEPER (Super Her) (2018)

Sleeper at the 90s Christmas Party Live, BBC Maida Vale Studios, London (14 Dec 2018)

posted Dec 15, 2018, 6:18 AM by Vu Nguyen

Date: 14 Dec 2018
Location: BBC Maida Vale Studios, London

  1. Look At You Now
  2. What Do I Do Now
  3. The Modern Age
  4. Inbetweener
  5. And the Sun Also Rises
  6. Sale of the Century / Let It Snow
  • Mark Morriss of The Bluetones
  • Sleeper

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    90S CHRISTMAS PARTY LIVE (14 Dec 2018)
    BBC Maida Vale Studios, London

    Setlist - 90s Christmas (14 Dec 2018)
    Photo: Simon P

    Sleeper - 90s Christmas (14 Dec 2018)
    Photo: Tim P


    Music, Memory and Memoir book features a chapter on Jon Stewart

    posted Dec 12, 2018, 1:51 PM by Vu Nguyen


    MUSIC, MEMORY AND MEMOIR (27 Jun 2019)
    Bloomsbury Academic
    Music, Memory and Memoir
    Editor(s): Robert Edgar, Fraser Mann, Helen Pleasance

    Published: 27-06-2019
    Format: PDF eBook (Watermarked)
    Edition: 1st
    Extent: 272
    ISBN: 9781501340666
    Imprint: Bloomsbury Academic
    RRP: £97.20

    Music, Memory, and Memoir provides a unique look at the contemporary cultural phenomenon of the music memoir and, leading from this, the way that music is used to construct memory. Via analyses of memoirs that consider punk and pop, indie and dance, this text examines the nature of memory for musicians and the function of music in creating personal and cultural narratives. This book includes innovative and multidisciplinary approaches from a range of contributors consisting of academics, critics, and musicians, evaluating this phenomenon from multiple academic and creative practices, and examines the contemporary music memoir in its cultural and literary contexts.

    Table of contents

    Introduction - Robert Edgar, Fraser Mann and Helen Pleasance
    Part One: Readings
    1. Hiatus: Music, Memory and Liminal Authenticity
    Robert Edgar, York St John University, UK
    2. Paying More Close Anxious Attention to Joy Division
    Helen Pleasance, York St John University, UK
    3. Portrait of the Artist as an Indie Star: Kristin Hersh and the Memoir of Process
    Fraser Mann, York St John University, UK
    4. Poet Is Priest: Julian H Cope's Subversive Biography
    Nathan Wiseman-Trowse, University of Northampton, UK
    5. Grace Jones: Cyborg Memoirist
    Janine Bradbury, York St John University, UK
    6. “Walking the Dead”: Memory and Self-Reflexive Intertextuality in Late-Style David Bowie
    Kevin Holm-Hudson, University of Kentucky, USA
    7. Memory, Graffiti and The Libertines: A Walk Down “Up the Bracket Alley”
    Ben Halligan, University of Wolverhampton, UK
    8. Reading Lyrics, Hearing Prose: Morrissey's Autobiography
    Laura Watson, University of Maynooth, Ireland

    9. 'Glory Days': Memory-Related Processes and the Performance of Memory in the Work of Bruce Springsteen
    Nicola Spelman, University of Salford, UK

    Part Two: Recollections

    11. Time Machines
    Barbara Frost, Independent Scholar, UK
    12. Meeting Your Idols 1: Growing Up Addicted in York
    Karen Woodall, Independent Scholar, UK
    13. Meeting Your Idols 2: Teenage Dreams
    Steve Leedale, Independent Scholar, UK
    14. Meeting your Idols 3: The Soldier in the Box
    Kate Ramsay, Independent Scholar, UK
    15. Meeting your Idols 4: Culture Clash
    Peter Cook, Independent Scholar, UK
    16. Meeting Your Idols 5: Goodbye Tupac
    Jerry Ibbotson, Independent Scholar, UK
    17. "What do I do now?": Encountering Ourselves in Music Memoirs
    Jon Stewart, BIMM, UK, and Benjamin Halligan, University of Wolverhampton, UK
    18. The Sacred Scrolls of Pop
    Henry Priestman, Independent Artist, UK
    19. Exploding the Myth
    Tom Hingley, Independent Artist, UK
    20. Remembrance Sunday
    Bill Drummond, Independent Artist, UK
    21. Confessions of Metal and Folk: Remembering and Contextualizing the Creative Process
    Kimi Karki, University of Turku, Finland

    Sleeper: The Modern Age details

    posted Dec 5, 2018, 4:53 AM by Vu Nguyen   [ updated Dec 5, 2018, 5:15 AM ]

    Date:  22 Mar 2019
    Catalog: SLEEP19LP/SLEEP19CD
    Retail Price: £19.99 (Vinyl)/$8.99 (Digital)
    Publisher: Gorsky Records

    Track Listing:
    1. Paradise Waiting
    2. Look At You Now
    3. The Sun Also Rises
    4. Dig
    5. The Modern Age
    6. Cellophane
    7. Car Into The Sea
    8. Blue Like You
    9. More Than I Do
    10. Big Black Sun
    Available in Limited Edition (indies only cream coloured vinyl)

    Mastered at Metropolis Studios
    Album produced by Stephen Street and engineer by John Davis

    No-one thought this would happen, including the band. Sleeper have a new album out. It’s their first in twenty-one years, since the heady days of Britpop, and it’s called The Modern Age. The band used to be made up of three guys and a girl, now they’re made up of a novelist, two music lecturers and the ex-Prodigy bassist. All the old traits are in place - observational lyrics, catchy hooks and producer Stephen Street, but they’ve also been shrewd enough to make an album for The Modern Age (see what I did there?) LP and Cd on Gorsky Records.

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  • "Look At You Now" on Spotify

    posted Dec 4, 2018, 11:39 AM by Vu Nguyen

    From Vu

    LOOK AT YOU NOW (Digital) (Dec 2018)
    You can now stream "Look At You Now" via Spotify:

    Sleeper to appear on 6 Music’s All Day Christmas Party (14 Dec 2018)

    posted Dec 4, 2018, 11:28 AM by Vu Nguyen

    90S CHRISTMAS PARTY LIVE (14 Dec 2018)
    BBC Maida Vale Studios, London
    6 Music’s All Day Christmas Party

    Steve Lamacq’s radio show will be broadcasting live from BBC Maida Vale Studios on Friday 14 December as part of 6 Music’s All Day Christmas Party where from 7am to 7pm all the shows will be coming live from the legendary studios.

    From 4pm Steve’s show will finish off the day with a 90’s special - featuring Mark Morriss of The Bluetones playing acoustic and Sleeper performing live.

    In the final hour, the 6 Music presenters will come together for a special Christmas-vibed Friday Free For All.

    Showcasing the new schedule, 6 Music’s All Day Christmas Party will celebrate everything BBC Radio 6 Music - from the music and the artists, to the listeners and the presenters.

    Tickets will be distributed via random draw with 90% of tickets going to Greater London postcodes* and 10% going to the rest of the UK.

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