Happy Valentine’s Day, Britpop lovers: Sleeper are reforming.
The British indie band led by Louise Wener, which churned out hits like “Statuesque”, “Sale Of The Century”, and “Nice Guy Eddie”, will reunite for four gigs as part of Star Shaped Festival. According to a tweet by Star Shaped fest this afternoon, the confirmed gigs are: July 29 in Birmingham, August 5 in London, August 12 in Glasgow, and August 19 in Manchester.
Also playing Star Shaped fest are The Bluetones, Space, Dodgy, My Life Story, and an “undressed” version of Salad. It’s not yet known who are performing in this reformed Sleeper, but Wener appears on the Star Shaped flyer, seen below, so it’s a safe bet she’s up front.
Sleeper split in 1998 after releasing three albums, including critically acclaimed 1995 debut Smart and its follow-up, sophomore LP The It Girl, which remains a gold star release of the entire Britpop genre. They also recorded a cover of Blondie’s “Atomic” for Trainspotting. After Sleeper disbanded, Wener became a writer and released a series of four novels, including 2005’s Goodnight Steve McQueen.
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