The Sleeping Years is the new project for ex-Catchers singer/songwriter Dale Grundle.
The Catchers previously toured with Pulp, Oasis and Dr John, etc and released two critically acclaimed albums:
NME: 'two astonishing voices and a skipful of youthful charm - somehow encapsulate every idyllic summer and perfect romance you ever had. The end result is deliriously great songs and the single-handed reinvention of 'perfect pop' as a viable concept. Honest. 8/10'
The Times: 'It is a tribute to the band - and especially songwriter Dale Grundle - that their basic guitar/bass/drums/keyboards formula remains so fresh and involving. A soft-spoken masterpiece. 9 out of 10'
Roddy Woomble, the lead singer of Idlewild: 'Personally, I think (Catchers have) influenced me an awful lot. Their lyrics are a huge inspiration and certainly influence my approach towards writing. It's the way their singer, Dale Grundle, would write about seemingly ordinary subjects but still manage to weave all these strange analogies into them.'
The Sleeping Years will be playing an acoustic gig at the 12 Bar Club on Denmark Street in London on the 24th Oct. Doors are at 7.30 and it costs £5.