While She Sleeps have announced that their fourth studio album SO WHAT? will be released on March 1st via their own Sleeps Brothers label. They’ve also revealed its first single + video, “Anti-Social“.
Watch and listen to “Anti-Social” below.
Their last album, 2017’s You Are We, was crowdfunded and released on the band’s own Sleeps Brothers label and now, they look to build on that success with the release of fourth studio album SO WHAT?.
“You Are We got us to this special position, and it’s given us a platform,”continues guitarist Sean Long. “For us, it’s like, ‘What can we do to really stick this in people’s faces? What can we put out there that we’rebuzzing off?’ I don’t want to be following everyone else; I want people to follow us.”
Recorded with producer Carl Bown at the band’s self-built studio Sleeps Audio, SO WHAT? promises to be another defiant step forwards. Set for release on Sleeps Brothers in collaboration with Spinefarm, this new record sees While She Sleeps working with a major label again for the first time since 2015’s Brainwashed, and the band are at pains to point out that this won’t mean there’ll be any compromise in their vision. “We got approached immediately by a bunch of labels, but we turned around to all of them and said, ‘The only way we’re going to do anything is if you let us release it on Sleeps Brothers, but you house that on your train, and we make the decisions behind everything,” Mat explains. “I fucking loved releasing You Are We ourselves, but at the same time, I played more on my laptop than I did on my guitar for the whole campaign. This release is a partnership between Sleeps Brothers and Spinefarm, but no one is breathing down our necks about the record we’re making or the singles we’re putting out.”
They’ve also announced a mammoth UK & European headline tour through February, culminating at The Roundhouse in London on the day the album drops. Support on the tour will come from Stray From The Path and Landmvrks plus further special guest tbc.
Fri 01 Feb – France, Paris, Trabendo
Sat 02 Feb – Netherlands, Amsterdam, Melkweg
Sun 03 Feb – Germany, Hamburg, Markthalle
Tue 05 Feb – Germany, Munster, Skaters Palace
Thu 07 Feb – Germany, Leipzig, Täubchenthal
Fri 08 Feb – Germany, Berlin, Huxleys
Sat 09 Feb – Poland, Warsaw, Proxima
Mon 11 Feb – Poland, Krakow, ZetPeTe
Tue 12 Feb – Czech Republic, Prague, Lucerna Music Bar
Wed 13 Feb – Germany, Nuremberg, Hirsch
Fri 15 Feb – Germany, Frankfurt, Batschkapp
Sat 16 Feb – Switzerland, Aarau, Kiff
Sun 17 Feb – Italy, Bologna, Zona Roveri
Tue 19 Feb – Germany, Munich, Technikum
Wed 20 Feb – Austria, Vienna, Flex
Fri 22 Feb – Germany, Stuttgart, LKA Longhorn
Sat 23 Feb – Germany, Cologne, Essigfabrik
Sun 24 Feb – Belgium, Antwerp, Zappa
Tue 26 Feb – England, Nottingham, Rock City
Wed 27 Feb – Scotland, Glasgow, 02 ABC
Thu 28 Feb – England, Leeds, Beckett SU
Fri 01 Mar – England, London, Roundhouse