NEW ALBUM : WHILE SHE SLEEPS release fifth album ‘SLEEPS SOCIETY’ whilst bucking industry norms

WHILE SHE SLEEPS release fifth album

‘SLEEPS SOCIETY’ whilst bucking industry norms:

Album order / stream 

The crucial ‘SYSTEMATIC’ is its next single

UK headline tour rescheduled for September – Loathe to support

‘NERVOUS – The Making of’ documentary revealed on YouTube

Album release stores announced

“While She Sleeps’ rallying cries for unity and resistance have real potency, and are another example of how the UK’s best pop music right now is often its loudest.” – The Guardian (4*)

“An album very much for these troubled times, from a band we can continue to believe in” 

– Metal Hammer (8/10)

“more intense, inspirational and intriguing than ever before” – Rock Sound 

“For a band already on the top of their game, it promises to be transformative.”
– UPSET (4*)

“Wake up, and give Sleeps Society your attention.” – Kerrang! (4/5)

WHILE SHE SLEEPS today release their fifth album ‘SLEEPS SOCIETY’ via Search & Destroy / Spinefarm. They’re celebrating with a pop-up release store in London this weekend and one at their warehouse in Sheffield next weekend. Details here

The album includes the band’s new single ‘SYSTEMATIC’, a crucial splicing of electronics, metal and melody. The track is a cutting observation of modern day life, which simultaneously reacts to everything that’s wrong with the system, whilst also resolving not to let the negatives take control. Guitarist Sean Long states: “This song is a massive f**k you to anyone who ever doubted us and a wake up call to never give up or let the negative energies win.”

Another track rooted in overcoming negatives, the band’s last single ‘NERVOUS’, which features Simon Neil from Biffy Clyro on guest vocals and in its music video, provoked discussion around mental health struggles and coping strategies, drawing upon guitarist Sean Long’s own experiences with anxiety. Also featuring on ‘SLEEPS SOCIETY’, it’s a very important track for While She Sleeps and they’ve delved into its inception, creation and journey in ‘NERVOUS – The Making of’.

‘SLEEPS SOCIETY’ is a true manifestation of While She Sleeps’ extremely close relationship with their fans. Members of the band’s new Sleeps Society subscription service (powered by Patreon) gain access to exclusive perks and received an insight, and even input, into the recording process of the album. Sean explains how some of the society’s number got *really* involved in the album: “On ‘CALL OF THE VOID’ we had members send in recordings of them singing a section & the song features over 200 Sleeps Society Members singing together. It came out so cool and it feels so special to have involved the people who make this all possible in the music itself and actually include them in a song on the record.”

While She Sleeps set out the intent of the Sleeps Society in their cinematic music video for the album’s title track at the end of 2020. As the band so eloquently stated with their 2017 Top Ten album ‘You Are We’, the fans have made, and continue to make, the band the force they are today. While She Sleeps hit a career milestone just over a year ago, selling out their headline show at London’s iconic Brixton Academy at the end of the live cycle for their crucial 2019 album ‘SO WHAT?’ They are set to take ‘SLEEPS SOCIETY’ on the road with a headline tour in September that’s already almost completely sold out, with Loathe recently announced as support. 

UK HEADLINE TOUR:
SEPTEMBER
01 – GLASGOW Stereo – SOLD OUT 
02 – GLASGOW Stereo – SOLD OUT 
09 – BIRMINGHAM Asylum – SOLD OUT 
10 – LEICESTER Academy 2 – SOLD OUT 
11 – BRIDGEND Hobos Music Venue – SOLD OUT 
12 – BRIDGEND Hobos Music Venue – SOLD OUT 
15 – LONDON Underworld 
16 – LONDON Underworld – SOLD OUT 
17 – LONDON Underworld – SOLD OUT 
19 – BRIGHTON Chalk
20 – LEEDS Key Club – SOLD OUT 
22 – LEEDS Key Club – SOLD OUT 
23 – LEEDS Key Club – SOLD OUT 

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WHILE SHE SLEEPS ARE:
Lawrence Taylor – Vocals  |  Sean Long – Guitar  |  Mat Welsh – Guitar / Vocals  
Aaran Mckenzie – Bass  |  Adam Savage – Drums