The Sleeping Years are appearing at TEATRO, 93 -107 Shaftesbury Avenue
London, W1D 5DY on Mon 5th Feb.
The Sleeping Years is the new project for ex-Catchers’ singer songwriter Dale Grundle. The Catchers released two critically acclaimed albums and toured with Pulp, Oasis, Dr. John, Edwyn Collins, The Divine Comedy, etc.
Press for Dale:
The Spitz: ‘astonishing… rarified indie-pop genius.’
NME: 'deliriously great songs and the single-handed reinvention of 'perfect pop' as a viable concept. Honest. 8/10'
Sun Zoom Spark: 'For each person that exists there is a different and unique idea of perfection. 'Mute' is an item of that nature; intrinsically beautiful, inherently intuitive. Sure, there is no such thing as a perfect album but this is as close to that ideal as I have heard in aeons.'
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. Stooping to Fit is 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 band will be on stage at 8.45pm. Tickets are £6 adv/£7 door. Doors open at 7.30pm. Advance tickets: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/15243
Check out mp3s at: http://www.myspace.com/thesleepingyears