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Sleeper to play Victorious Festival 2018 at Southsea Seafront

posted Feb 7, 2018, 6:25 AM by Vu Nguyen

From www.victoriousfestival.co.uk


VICTORIOUS FESTIVAL 2018 (25 Aug 2018)
Southsea Seafront
VICTORIOUS FESTIVAL 2018
Date:  25 Aug 2018  

Description
Lineup:
        • Paul Weller
        • Paloma Faith
        • Happy Mondays
        • Everything Everything
        • Billy Bragg
        • Gaz Coombes
        • Pigeon Detectives
        • Sleeper
        • Gabrielle Aplin
        • Coasts
        • Cabbage

Update (03 Feb 2018)

posted Feb 3, 2018, 8:45 AM by Vu Nguyen


SLEEPER: Louise Wener (1995)
Photo: Retna

SLEEPER: Louise Wener (2)  (1995)
Photo: Retna

SLEEPER: Louise Wener (1995)
Photo: All Action

THE FLEECE (09 Mar 2018)
Bristol

THE SUGARMILL (15 Mar 2018)
Stoke-On-Trent

THE WARDROBE (16 Mar 2018)
Leeds

O2 ACADEMY 2 (17 Mar 2018)
Newcastle

THE OLD FIRE STATION (05 Apr 2018)
Bournemouth

BEDFORD ESQUIRES (06 Apr 2018)
Bedford

NORWICH ARTS CENTRE (07 Apr 2018)
Norwich

Support for Sleeper's 2018 Tour

posted Feb 2, 2018, 9:31 PM by Vu Nguyen

From Vu

Support for 2018 tour:

Lucia and Birthday Card as Sleeper's 2018 Support?

posted Feb 1, 2018, 8:58 PM by Vu Nguyen

From Vu


BEDFORD ESQUIRES (06 Apr 2018)
Bedford
Based on the lineup listing from Bedford Esquires' website, I believe support will be from Lucia and Birthday Card.  Both bands seems to be currently based in Sleeper's hometown, Brighton (even though Lucia's Soundcloud shows Glasgow, Scotland).

We'll find out soon, I guess.

Steve Lamacq Roundtable With Louise Wener, Sam Duckworth and Phil Taggart

posted Feb 1, 2018, 7:24 PM by Vu Nguyen

From bbc.co.uk

Steve Lamacq Roundtable With Louise Wener, Sam Duckworth and Phil Taggart
Friday, January 26, 2018, 3:16:51 AM

Sleeper's Louise Wener, Get Cape musician Sam Duckworth and DJ Phil Taggart join Steve to review some the week's best new music.

Plus Steve brings the best of brand new music, classic tracks, archive sessions and forgotten treasures, ahead of this week's panel taking over the studio for Roundtable. Soundtrack today's pick from the newsstands in the National Anthem and hear what Thursday's Good Day Bad Day caller has to say.



Update (27 Jan 2018)

posted Jan 27, 2018, 12:54 AM by Vu Nguyen


O2 ACADEMY 2 (02 Mar 2018)
Sheffield

O2 ACADEMY (03 Mar 2018)
Leicester

ARTS CLUB THEATRE (01 Mar 2018)
Liverpool

SLEEPER PROMOTIONAL PHOTO (1996)
Indolent

Concert update: Sleeper's 2018 tour have mostly sold out

posted Jan 27, 2018, 12:33 AM by Vu Nguyen

From Vu

Just a concert update: All 2018 Sleeper headlining dates have sold out, with the exception of a few dates (Liverpool, Stoke and Bournemouth). As far as support acts are concerned, according to some of the venue's websites, they lists Star Shaped DJs for opening and after party. However, it's possible there may be a local band announced at the last minute, who knows. Wish I was going, you guys have fun on this tour.

From Sleeper
 
Thanks to all of you who have bought tickets for our spring tour. It's nearly sold out! Who's coming? Last few remaining for Liverpool, Stoke and Bournemouth.

https://www.seetickets.com/tour/sleeper

Update (21 Jan 2018)

posted Jan 20, 2018, 11:13 PM by Vu Nguyen


SLEEPER: Burn All the Negatives Back Cover (1995)
Burn All the Negatives

SLEEPER: Louise Wener (1994)
Photo: SIN

SLEEPER (3) (1996)
Photo: LFI

LO-FI (1995)
Photo: Retna

WHISKEY A GO-GO (29 Apr 1995)
Los Angeles

BOTTOM OF THE HILL (05 Jun 1995)
San Francisco

Sleeper is number 8 on "The Most Iconic Female-Fronted Bands of the 90s"

posted Jan 20, 2018, 10:56 PM by Vu Nguyen

From radiox.co.uk


SLEEPER: Burn All the Negatives Back Cover (1995)
Burn All the Negatives
Are These The Most Iconic Female-Fronted Bands Of The 90s?
21 January 2018, 06:00

This week, we sadly lost Dolores O’Riordan, who fronted the much-loved Irish band The Cranberries. Let’s look back at some of the most iconic female musicians who also made their name in the 1990s.

(excerpt)

8. Sleeper

Louise Wener met Jon Stewart at Manchester University and briefly called themselves Surrender Dorothy before settling on Sleeper after the Woody Allen movie. A support slot for Blur in 1994 put them on the Bripop map, and their first two albums, Smart and The It Girl each made the Top 5. Wener’s wearing of a “Just Another Female Fronted Band” t-shirt ironically commented on features such as the one you're reading, but despite much music press coverage, the band called it a day in 1998. Wener became a successful author while Sleeper band reunited in 2017 for a series of dates.

Update (20 Jan 2018)

posted Jan 20, 2018, 8:07 AM by Vu Nguyen


WHEATSHEAF (22 Feb 1995)
Stoke-on-Trent

WEDGEWOOD ROOMS (07 Mar 1995)
Portsmouth, Southsea


NEWCASTLE UNIVERSITY (18 Oct 1995)
Newcastle

OCTAGON CENTRE (23 May 1996)
University of Sheffield

MAYFAIR BALLROOM (28 May 1996)
Newcastle

SHEFFIELD UNIVERSITY (16 Feb 1998)
Sheffield

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