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Sleeper



Sat 02 Feb 2019
The Forum, Tunbridge Wells
Artists watched: Sleeper

Ticket for Sleeper

Ugh ... "e-ticket"

First night of another Sleeper tour - they've been increasingly prolific since they came back about 18 months ago. So as with many other 90s bands, I've seen them more times in the 2010s than I did first time round.

Poster for Sleeper

We've headed down to the Forum in Tunbridge Wells, as surprisingly it's only about 50 minutes' drive from Billericay, so it's quicker to get here than most of the London venues. It's also Independent Venue Week, which is a pointless endeavour like Record Store Day - I'm pretty sure I'll buy records or go to independent venues at other weeks in the year too ... Still, I picked up a free patch which probably won't be going on any of my clothes ever.

Sleeper

Back to the show ... nice and close to the front but unfortunately we've found ourselves a place by the wall on the right hand side next to a big radiator which thinks we're in the middle of a nuclear winter, and is pumping out heat accordingly. After half of the gig we can take no more and head to the back for some cooler air.

Sleeper

Sleeper

The show itself was another fantastic outing with a small smattering of tracks from their excellent comeback album The Modern Age, which is sounding better and better with every play. Hopefully there will be more of them next time I catch them live!

Sleeper

Sleeper

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Setlist:
  • Nice Guy Eddie
  • Pyrotechnician
  • Delicious
  • What Do I Do Now?
  • Lie Detector
  • Statuesque
  • The Modern Age
  • Alice in Vain
  • The Sun Also Rises
  • Atomic / Love Will Tear Us Apart
  • Factor 41
  • Inbetweener
  • Look at You Now
  • Vegas
  • Sale of the Century
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