'just as Sufjan Stevens has been moved to celebrate the quirks and character of the United States, so Dale Grundle is devising his own charts, full of wonder, dread and reverie. Can't wait to see where he takes us next.'
Stuart Bailie (BBC Radio)
'his voice breaks exquisitely between hope and despair in songs that the acoustic guitar was invented for'
'a one-man show that owes his lilting metaphysical lyricism to the
likes of Nick Drake, Elliot Smith and John Martyn. It's good to know
that there are people like him out there'
Dazed and Confused
'Clocks and clones', the new EP by The Sleeping Years will be released next week on October the 29th. The final EP for 2007 will initially be available to buy through the Sleeping Years’ shop at http://www.sleepingyears.com and through Fnac Forum des Halles and Bastille, Paris but will also be available the following month through iTunes, emusic, etc as a digital download.
Priced at £4.99, the 5 track CD is limited to 750 copies and comes in a new paper box sleeve designed by Pika Pika. All copies are numbered and signed by Dale.
You can download a free mp3 from the new EP by going to http://www.sleepingyears.com/streamlined.mp3
Forthcoming live dates:
31st October: La Peniche, Le cri de la mouette, Toulouse
1st November: Nevers-a-vif Festival, Nevers
3rd November: 1bis, Ivry sur Seine
8th December: The Big Chill House, London
All dates will feature Michelle So accompanying Dale on cello.
Arctic Circle Xmas album:
A new collaboration with the band Rothko will be released on the Arctic Circle Xmas album this year through Lo Recordings. Entitled ‘While December turns’, the music was written and played by Mark Beazley and the lyrics and vocal melody were written by Dale. The album will be a very limited edition.
The Sleeping Years will be going into the studio to record their debut album next month for release in March 2007 through Talitres Records.
Visit the myspace page at: http://www.myspace.com/thesleepingyears