To celebrate the launch of their new single ‘Into sunlight’ The Sleeping Years will be playing as a full band with added French horn and trumpet players at The Slaughtered Lamb in London on the 11th Nov.
Joining them will be Frànçois and the Atlas Mountains and Catriona Irving.
'Into sunlight' will be released digitally on the 26th Oct and on vinyl on the 2nd Nov. The limited vinyl edition features free downloads and artwork by Damian O'Hara http://www.damianohara.com and will be available at the show.
You can pre-order now at: http://www.sleepingyears.com/shop/
Facebook event page for the show: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=138648039454&ref=nf
Tickets are £5 from: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/60405
The Sleeping Years
The debut album 'We're becoming islands one by one' took The Sleeping Years touring across Europe in 2008, including shows supporting Bowerbirds, Damien Jurado, Edwyn Collins, Gregor Samsa and Okkervil River.The group have several European dates coming up in support of 'Into sunlight' including shows in Brussels, Paris and Vienna, a single launch show at The Slaughtered Lamb in London on 11th Nov and a support with The Notwist and Andromeda Mega Express Orchestra at the Union Chapel on 12th Dec.
Frànçois and the Atlas Mountains
Frànçois came to Bristol from France in September 2003. He drew a picture and put a note in a window announcing his arrival, and asking people to make music with him. He started going to car-boot sales to find some instruments he could use. Overnight, Frànçois won the hearts of this town. Well of course, he’s a sweet kid, but he’s also armed with an eager sense of adventure and a keen taste for pop thrills.
In January 2004 he played his first live show, taking to the stage alone, making use of keyboards (played with his foot), a guitar, live samples and a drum machine, mixing playful and experimental ideas with his natural pop-tune sensibilities and sweet bilingual vocals. The string of live performances he has since played have all been eagerly anticipated and utterly charming. Musically, you could say he is reminiscent of STEREO TOTAL, VELVET UNDERGROUND, HOOD, and FRANÇOISE HARDY and yet he is also like nothing else at all.
He has also played trumpet onstage with fellow Bristol bands ROZI PLAIN (Fence records) MOVIETONE (Domino) and CRESCENT (Fat Cat) and Glaswegian CAMERA OBSCURA (4ad) and skateboard onstage with HEADFALL (Spazoom).
Through the promotion following the release of 'Plaine Inondable' on the french label Talitres Records and the british Fence records his music has been given the opportunity to be heard by a broader audience.
Catriona Irving is a tiny, blonde singer/songwriter based in London. For a couple of years she's been building a reputation for her live show, playing at venues such as 93 feet east, the 12 bar Club and the Borderline, and supporting the Espers and Emilie Simon along the way. Combining clever lyrics and sweet melodies that stick in your head for days, with a sweet and witty live performance, Catriona has been making a significant mark on the DIY scene. Catriona is currently gaining a cult following in France with "Sitting on the Shelf without Shelly", a song on her next EP out in Nov.
METRO: "An artist worth watching"
FACT: "An example of DIY Music at it's best"
Frànçois’ new album is due out in the UK on Fence Records on the 1st Dec and Catriona’s new single is due out on the 16th Nov.
Other shows for The Sleeping Years:
14th Oct The Boogaloo, London (w/ Darren Hayman)
25th Oct Les Ateliers Claus, Brussels, Belgium
31st Oct Festival Les Rockomotives, Vendome, France (w/ Stars like fleas, Be my weapon)
2nd Nov La Maroquinerie (w/ Be my weapon)
11th Nov The Slaughtered Lamb, London (single launch)
18th Nov Haus der Musik, Vienna
12th Dec Union Chapel, London supporting The Notwist with the Andromeda Mega Express Orchestra