Sleeper split In 1998 and walked purposely away from the limelight. Wener carved out a career as a successful novelist. Drummer Andy Maclure and John Stewart - Sleeper’s guitarist - both became lecturers in music studies. The band reformed in 2017 and played to sold out shows across the UK before joining forces with their 90s producer Stephen Street, (Blur, The Smiths, Cranberries) to record new music. The band’s 4th album The Modern Age was released in March 2019 to critical acclaim and saw the band back in the UK top 20 album charts with both singles hitting the No.1 spot in the 7" vinyl charts.
Sleeper are: Louise Wener, Andy Maclure, Jonathan Stewart, Kieron Pepper