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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

Description
Set time:
  • 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


    Luise and Andy on Stage at O2 ABC, Glasgow (12 Aug 2017)
    photo: Dom Martin

    Sleeper on Stage at O2 ABC, Glasgow (12 Aug 2017)
    photo: Dom Martin

    Louise Wener on Stage at O2 ABC, Glasgow (12 Aug 2017)
    photo: Dom Martin

    Kieron Pepper on Stage at O2 ABC, Glasgow (12 Aug 2017)
    photo: Dom Martin

    Update (13 Aug 2017)

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


    Jake Shillingford and Louise Wener backstage at O2 Forum Kentish Town (05 Aug 2017)
    Photo: My Life Story

      Barrowland, Glasgow (10 Feb 1998)
    Sleeper

      Newcastle University, Newcastle (11 Feb 1998)
    Sleeper

      Town & Country, Leeds (12 Feb 1998)
    Sleeper

      Royal Court, Liverpool (13 Feb 1998)
    Sleeper

      Manchester Academy, Manchester (14 Feb 1998)
    Sleeper

      University, Leicester (17 Feb 1998)
    Sleeper

      CivicHall, Wolverhampton (18 Feb 1998)
    Sleeper

    Oasis, Swindon (21 Feb 1998)
    Sleeper

    Centre, Newport (22 Feb 1998)
    Sleeper

    Pyramids, Portsmouth [Canceled] (23 Feb 1998)
    Sleeper

    Cliffs Pavilion, Southend (24 Feb 1998)
    Sleeper

    University, Reading (26 Feb 1998)
    Sleeper

    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 ]

     
    O2 ABC
    Date:  12 Aug 2017
    Location: Glasgow, UK
    Retail Price: £38
    Publisher: starshaped.club

    Description
    Setlist:
    1. Pyrotechnician
    2. Dress Like Your Mother
    3. Delicious
    4. What Do I Do Now?
    5. Lie Detector
    6. Statuesque
    7. Vegas
    8. Nice Guy Eddie
    9. Atomic (Blondie cover)
    10. Inbetweener
    11. She's a Good Girl

      Encore:
    12. Miss You Play
    13. Love Your Countryside
    14. Sale of the Century

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    Sleeper on Stage at O2 ABC, Glasgow (12 Aug 2017)
    photo: Dom Martin

    Louise Wener on Stage at O2 ABC, Glasgow (12 Aug 2017)
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    Kieron Pepper on Stage at O2 ABC, Glasgow (12 Aug 2017)
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    Sleeper on Stage at O2 ABC, Glasgow (12 Aug 2017)
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    Update (09 Aug 2017)

    posted Aug 9, 2017, 5:16 AM by Vu Nguyen   [ updated Aug 9, 2017, 6:10 AM ]


    Sleeper at O2 Forum Kentish Town (05 Aug 2017)
    Photo: Nobunari T

    Louise & Jon at Forum Kentish Town, London, UK (05 Aug 2017)
    Photo: Michelle S

    Sleeper at O2 Forum Kentish Town (05 Aug 2017)
    Photo: Michelle S

    Sheffield University, Sheffield (16 Feb 1998)
    Sleeper

    CivicHall, Wolverhampton (18 Feb 1998)
    Sleeper

    Brixton Academy, London (27 Feb 1998)
    Sleeper

    Real Gone: Sleeper – Kentish Town Forum, London, 5/8/2017

    posted Aug 8, 2017, 9:05 PM by Vu Nguyen   [ updated Aug 8, 2017, 9:05 PM ]

    From realgonerocks.com


    O2 Forum Kentish Town, London, UK (05 Aug 2017)
    Star Shaped Festival

    The theme from Cheers pours from the speakers whilst Jon Stewart (guitar) and Andy Maclure (drums) take their positions on the stage. Louise Wener emerges from stage left to take her place at the microphone. Turning to face a London crowd for the first time in almost two decades, she stands still and says nothing; she just looks at the crowd and smiles a gloriously toothy grin and the audience, in turn, explodes with delight. Just her appearance back on a stage gets a much bigger response than any of the afternoon’s other acts have received for anything. It’s lovely…the heightened mood makes it almost a picture perfect moment. She stretches out the opening bars of ‘Pyrotechnician’ in an almost playful fashion and everyone seems fit to burst. With the thrashing opening bars of the main melody, it’s literally only a second before the crowd erupts into a mass of bouncing and lurching bodies and the tune itself comes across with an angular style and confidence. Wener is in great voice and it’s great to watch Jon adding various guitar textures to this great tune. As one of the more overlooked tracks from the debut album (1995’s ‘Smart’), it makes a perfect set opener. Moving through a ferociously taut ‘Dress Like Your Mother’ and ‘Delicious’ without missing a step, the band falls into a hugely confident stride, almost as if they’ve never been away. From a great vantage point from near the back of the ground floor, it’s entertaining to see an audience that’s not only swept along with the moment, but truly unified.

    (excerpt)

    While the future of the band remains uncertain, this gig has been amazing. It’s great to have Sleeper back, even if only for a while.


    Rock Shot: Star Shaped Festival in London Review

    posted Aug 8, 2017, 8:59 PM by Vu Nguyen   [ updated Aug 8, 2017, 9:00 PM ]

    From rockshot.co.uk


    O2 Forum Kentish Town, London, UK (05 Aug 2017)
    Star Shaped Festival

    Sleeper (Kalpesh Patel)
    Walking onto stage to the Cheers TV show theme song Where Everybody Knows Your Name, the crowd warming up their vocal chords for the hour ahead, the four piece open with debut album close Pyrotechnician, the opening lyrics “Throw me your matches ‘cos I like to burn stuff” spurring fans to throw matches towards the stage before the song takes flight, propelling the crowd to start their relentless pogoing.

    “Hello Star Shaped London people, you look gorgeous!” Wener yells. “It’s been a long time and you haven’t changed a bit” she continues, a little tongue in cheek. “You look delicious” she smirks, introducing 1994 single Delicious. The hits continue thick and fast, The It Girl’s opener Lie Detector following on seamlessly from the hit album’s lead single What Do I Do Know?

    Statuesque rolls into 1995 single Vegas (my personal favourite) and the crowd are visibly more engaged, be that due to the music or the copious amounts of beer consumed – which has already taken its toll on a few, one particularly legless fifty-something being carried out of a side door.

    “Are you drunk enough for A tonic yet?” the 51-year-old frontwoman asks, teasing the group’s cover of Blondie hit Atomic before diving into disco tune Nice Guy Eddie, Wener making her signature shapes on stage as though she’d never been away, let alone taking a break of almost two decades.

    One of the few bands to make it onto the cult soundtrack of the even more cult 1996 film Trainspotting, their cover of Blondie classic Atomic from the film airs next ahead of Smart single Inbetweener and the first of only two cuts from third studio album Pleased To Meet You, She’s A Good Girl. A three-song encore concluding with biggest hit Sale Of The Century sees Sleeper depart the stage.

    Update (08 Aug 2017)

    posted Aug 8, 2017, 7:38 PM by Vu Nguyen   [ updated Aug 8, 2017, 9:35 PM ]


    Newport Centre, Newport (09 Nov 1997)
    Sleeper

    The Event, Brighton (23 May 1994)
    Blur

    Update (06 Aug 2017)

    posted Aug 6, 2017, 7:20 AM by Vu Nguyen   [ updated Aug 6, 2017, 10:12 AM ]


    The Water Rats, London (29 Oct 1993)
    Sleeper

    London Highbury Garage, London (08 Dec 1993)
    The Heart Throbs

    Army & Navy, Chelmsford (10 Mar 1994)
    Sleeper

    Powerhaus, Islington (07 Jan 1994)
    Sleeper/Casino

    Poly, Kingston-Upon-Thames (06 Nov 1993)
    Pele 

    Bristol University Anson Rooms (12 Feb 1994)
    A House


    Brookes University, Oxford (28 Oct 1997)
    Radio 1 Sound City

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