Sleeper - Stream the Britpop Band’s First New Album in 21 Years

The Modern Age Out Now via Gorsky Records; Read Our New My Firsts Interview with the Band

Mar 22, 2019
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Britpop band Sleeper have released their first album in 21 years, The Modern Age, today via the band's own label, Gorsky Records (no doubt named after their 1996 song "Good Luck Mr. Gorsky"). Now that the album is out, you can stream the whole thing below. Also below are Sleeper's upcoming tour dates.

Yesterday we posted our My Firsts interview with Sleeper frontwoman Louise Wener and you can read that here.

Previously Sleeper shared two songs from the album, "Look At You Now" and "The Sun Also Rises," and then Under the Radar premiered the video for "The Sun Also Rises." The video mixed together footage of the band performing the song on the beach with retro stock footage of vacationers doing water-sports.

Sleeper were one of the notable artists in the 1990s Britpop scene (alongside Pulp, Blur, Oasis, Suede, Elastica, Supergrass, and several others). They had a devoted following, which led to eight Top 40 UK singles (including two that made the Top 10) and all three of their previous albums landing in the Top 10 in the UK, with their first two debuting at #5. They also covered Blondie's "Atomic" for the Trainspotting soundtrack, one of the most iconic soundtracks of the 1990s. The band split up in 1998 following the release of their 1997-released third album, Pleased to Meet You. Wener had a successful writing career post-Sleeper, writing four novels and a 2010 autobiography. The band reformed in 2017 for some shows and another tour earlier this year. Sleeper's current lineup also features original members Jon Stewart (guitar) and Andy Maclure (drums), as well as Kieron Pepper, who joined on bass in 2017.

Sleeper UK Tour Dates:

March: 

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 
06- CALDERDALE, Trades Club 
12- BRISTOL, 02 Academy 
13- LONDON, Kentish Town Forum 

May: 

26- LANCASHIRE, Darwen Live 

June: 

28- HALIFAX, The Piece Hall (Supporting Embrace) 

July:

14- READING, Readipop Festival 
21- SHEFFIELD, Tramlines Festival 

August: 

02- HAVER, KENT, Neverworld Festival 
25- WARWICKSHIRE, Camper Calling Festival 
31- KNEBWORTH, Cool Britannia Festival (Curated by Jo Whiley) 

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