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    LISTEN: Sleeper share first new music in 21 years ‘Look At You Now’

    On 22nd March 2019 Sleeper release their first album in 21 years, ‘The Modern Age’. The first single to be taken from the album is ‘Look at You Now’ – released today Dec 5th and available on all digital platforms. Check it out below….

    The comeback wasn’t meant to happen. In fact, the band had promised each other it never would.

    “We had no plan to get back together. Sometimes life throws you a massive curve ball. You end up jumping off the cliff, just to see what it feels like.”: Singer, Louise Wener

    The band spent summer 2018 recording The Modern Age with their long time producer, Stephen Street – a relationship that clicked into place again right away. They tracked live at Metway studios in their adopted city of Brighton, before decamping to Street’s studio in West London to add the finishing touches.

    ‘The Modern Age’ is the outward looking sound of a band revitalized and refreshed. Covering subjects from motherhood and social media to personal loss and, inevitably, relationships. The Modern Age retains Sleeper’s classic pop sensibilities with a shiny, new, contemporary feel.

    The first single to be taken from the album is ‘Look at You Now’ – released on Dec 5th and available on all digital platforms. Initially it appears to be referencing Sleeper’s comeback, but it’s a protest song at heart: a howl for the politically homeless in a landscape where reasoned debate has given way to vitriol.

    As well as digitally, ‘The Modern Age’ will be available on limited edition coloured vinyl, black vinyl and CD. The album is released on the band’s own Gorsky Records.

    The track-listing for The Modern Age goes like this:

    Side One
    Paradise Waiting
    Look At You Now
    The Sun Also Rises
    Dig
    The Modern Age

    Side Two
    Cellophane
    Car into the Sea
    Blue Like You
    More Than I Do
    Big Black Sun

    Sleeper tour the UK next Spring with festival appearances to be announced. Dates (so far) are:

    March
    21 – GLASGOW Garage
    22 – NEWCASTLE Riverside
    23 – EDINBURGH Liquid Rooms
    28 – SOUTHAMPTON Engine Rooms
    29 – NORTHAMPTON Roadmender
    30 – LEEDS Church

    April
    04 – DERBY The Venue
    05 – CARDIFF The Globe
    12 – BRISTOL- 02 Academy
    13 – LONDON KENTISH TOWN Forum