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Sleeper Announce First Album In 21 Years 'The Modern Age', Share New Song Look At You Now

Wednesday, 05 December 2018 Written by Jon Stickler

Sleeper will return with their first album in 21 years next spring.

The reformed Britpop band will release the Pledge-funded 'The Modern Age' via their own Gorsky Records on March 22, after spending the summer of this year recording with their longtime producer, Stephen Street. 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.

Covering subjects from motherhood and social media to personal loss and, inevitably, relationships, 'The Modern Age' wasn't meant to happen. In fact, the band had promised each other it never would. Singer Louise Wener said:

"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.”

The first single to be taken from the album, Look at You Now, is out now. Check out the album's cover art, tracklist and stream the new song, below. Sleeper will accomapny the album's release with a previously announced UK tour in February and March, including a London date at the Kentish Town O2 Forum. Tickets are on sale now.

'The Modern Age'

1. Paradise Waiting 
2. Look At You Now 
3. The Sun Also Rises 
4. Dig 
5. The Modern Age
6. Cellophane
7. Car into the Sea
8. Blue Like You
9. More Than I Do
10. Big Black Sun

Sleeper Upcoming Tour Dates are as follows

Sat February 02 2019 - TUNBRIDGE WELLS Tunbridge Wells Forum
Thu March 21 2019 - GLASGOW Garage, Glasgow
Fri March 22 2019 - NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE Riverside
Sat March 23 2019 - EDINBURGH Liquid Room
Thu March 28 2019 - SOUTHAMPTON Engine Rooms
Fri March 29 2019 - NORTHAMPTON Roadmender
Sat March 30 2019 - LEEDS Church
Thu April 04 2019 - DERBY Venue - Derby
Fri April 05 2019 - CARDIFF Globe
Sat April 06 2019 - HEBDEN BRIDGE Trades Club
Fri April 12 2019 - BRISTOL O2 Academy Bristol
Sat April 13 2019 - LONDON O2 Forum Kentish Town

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