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

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

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.


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.