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Interview with Jon Stewart (of Sleeper)

posted Jul 30, 2017, 4:24 PM by Vu Nguyen   [ updated Jul 30, 2017, 7:16 PM ]
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W♥M267: Sleeper

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I love fanzines. How I got into them were through Tower Records' massive magazine stand. They would sometime carry local fanzines. Usually the type of 'zines I was interested in were Morrissey, Suede…

Jon Stewart of Sleeper dropped in on W♥M Radio. Guitarist Jon, along with singer/guitarist Louise Wener, drummer Andy Macclure and bassist Diid Osman formed Sleeper in 1993.


  • Surrender Dorothy and Sleeper
  • “Sleeper U.K.”
  • Indolent Records for UK and Arista Records (later BMG) for America
  • Britpop Movement
  • New live band members: Kieron Pepper on bass, Aimee on keys, and Neil on additional guitars
  • 2017 shows (Brighton and Birmingham)
  • Star Shaped Festival (Britpop Music Festival)
  • Special Sleeper Christmas show on 02 December 2017

  • Song of the show: Sleeper’s ‘What Do I Do Now?’.

    Sleeper is currently on tour:

    29/07/2017 - O2 Institute Birmingham, Digbeth*
    05/08/2017 - O2 Forum Kentish Town, London*
    12/08/2017 - O2 ABC Glasgow, Glasgow*
    19/08/2017 - O2 Ritz Manchester, Manchester*
    02/12/2017 - O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire, London

    * Star Shaped Festival: Sleeper with The Bluetones, Space, Dodgy, My Life Story, and Salad

    Bonus Section:

  • Elvis Costello’s ‘What Do I Do Now?’ cover
  • “That’s us, low-rent Blondie, that’s us”
  • Trainspotting used Sleeper’s ‘Atomic’ and ‘Statuesque’
  • Brand new Sleeper songs?
  • ‘Little Annie’
  • Chuck D (Public Enemy)

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