While She Sleeps Announce May European Tour

While She Sleeps have announced a May European tour. Here’s the dates:

05/03 Nantes, FRA – Warehouse
05/05 Vitoria, SPA – Jimmy Jazz
05/06 La Coruna, SPA – Inn Club
05/07 Lisbon, POR – LAV
05/09 Madrid, SPA – Riviera
05/10 Barcelona, SPA – Razzmatazz
05/11 Malaga, SPA – Paris 15
05/13 Istres, FRA – Rock a L’Usine
05/14 Lyon, FAR – Ninkasi Kao
05/16 Toulouse, FRA – Le Bikini
05/17 Metz, FRA – Bam
05/18 Lille, FRA – Le Splendid

While She Sleeps Share New Version Of “Systematic” Featuring Enter Shikari’s Rou Reynolds

While She Sleeps have teamed up with Enter Shikari’s Rou Reynolds for a new version of their song “Systematic.” This track is from the special edition of the band’s latest album “Sleeps Society,” which will be released on July 8.

While She Sleeps Premiere “Eye To Eye” Music Video

While She Sleeps have shared an age-restricted video for their new song “Eye To Eye.” This track is from the special edition of the band’s latest album “Sleeps Society.” That version of the effort will be released on July 8.

Guitarist Mat Welsh commented:

“With this song and video, we wanted to push our DIY attitude to the limits, especially with the visuals. The entire video was directed and filmed by the band. We came up with the concept, built the sets, designed the choreography, wrote the score, directed the acting, and cut the edit. It’s our biggest visual project to date.

The song is born from an idea we’ve had for the past few years. We knew it would grow into a great Sleeps song but have never had the time within an album to focus on it and develop the idea into what it is today. It’s definitely an amalgamation of the last 10 years of the band. We wanted something that felt thrashy and something you can really blow off some steam to when you’re playing it live.

We know from filming the video that it feels incredible in a room full of people. The song also contains gang vocals from Sleeps Society members — we recorded them at the warehouse (the band’s creative space in Sheffield) with 100+ people and also had members send in their vocals so we could get them on the song.

We wanted the video to visually present what one can feel in the midst of a mind attack of any kind. Wherever the negativity is coming from, we always seem to split ourselves into two. The one who’s in pain, the one running away internally, and the one causing the pain. It’s always a battle with ourselves and we get lost in between these storms.

The reason we wanted this to feel so disturbing is to illustrate the sheer torment the mind can generate within us all, which to anyone on the outside is completely invisible. This should serve as a wake-up call for us all to remember that each and every one of us can put on a brave face, and we often do, but no one really knows the extent of our internal universe. So it’s a way to remind us to stay compassionate to others as we walk through life.”

“Sleeps Society” Special Edition Track Listing:

01. “Enlightenment(?)”
02. “You Are All You Need”
03. “Systematic” (feat. Enter Shikari’s Rou Reynolds)
04. “Eye To Eye”
05. “Nervous” (feat. Biffy Clyro’s Simon Neil)
06. “Pyai”
07. “Know Your Worth (Somebody)”
08. “No Defeat For The Brave” (feat. Sum 41’s Deryck Whibley)
09. “The Enemy Is The Inner Me”
10. “Division Street”
11. “Sleeps Society”
12. “Fakers Plague”
13. “The Long Way Home”
14. “You Are All You Need” (Acoustic)
15. “Call Of The Void”
16. “Dn3 3ht”

Lorna Shore Added To Parkway Drive & While She Sleeps’ Upcoming European/UK Tour

Lorna Shore have been added to Parkway Drive and While She Sleeps’ upcoming European/UK tour. You can find the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

09/09 Leipzig, GER – Quarterback Immobilien Arena
09/10 Prague, CZE – Forum Karlin
09/12 Brussels, BEL – Forest National
09/13 Esch-sur-Alzette, LUX – Rockhal
09/14 Frankfurt, GER – Festhalle
09/16 Zurich, SWI – Samsung Hall
09/17 Munich, GER – Olympiahalle
09/18 Vienna, AUT – Stadthalle
09/20 Berlin, GER – Velodrom
09/21 Hamburg, GER – Barclays Arena
09/23 Amsterdam, NET – AFAS Live
09/24 Dortmund, GER – Westfalenhalle
09/25 Stuttgart, GER – Schleyerhalle
09/27 Paris, FRA – Zenith
09/30 London, UK – Alexandra Palace
10/01 Manchester, UK – AO Arena
10/02 Nottingham, UK – Motorpoint Arena
10/03 Cardiff, UK – Motorpoint Arena

While She Sleeps Announce East Coast Shows With Gideon

While She Sleeps have announced some East Coast shows with Gideon. Here’s the dates:

04/27 Virginia Beach, VA – Elevation 27
04/30 New York City, NY – Gramercy Theater
05/05 Worcester, MA – Palladium
05/07 Milwaukee, WI – X-Ray Arcade
05/19 Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
05/21 Nashville, TN – The End (no Gideon)

Parkway Drive Announce European/UK Tour With While She Sleeps

Parkway Drive have booked a headlining European/UK tour for next year. While She Sleeps will open.

Tour Dates:

09/09 Leipzig, GER – Quarterback Immobilien Arena
09/10 Prague, CZE – Forum Karlin
09/12 Brussels, BEL – Forest national
09/13 Esch-sur-Alzette, LUX – Rockhal
09/14 Frankfurt, GER – Festhalle
09/16 Zurich, SWI – Samsung Hall
09/17 Munich, GER – Olympiahalle
09/18 Vienna, AUT – Stadthalle
09/20 Berlin, GER – Velodrom
09/21 Hamburg, GER – Barclays Arena
09/23 Amsterdam, NET – AFAS Live
09/24 Dortmund, GER – Westfalenhalle
09/25 Stuttgart, GER – Schleyerhalle
09/27 Paris, FRA – Zenith
09/30 London, UK – Alexandra Palace
10/01 Manchester, UK – AO Arena
10/02 Nottingham, UK – Motorpoint Arena
10/03 Cardiff, UK – Motorpoint Arena

While She Sleeps Announce 2022 Australian Tour With Loathe

While She Sleeps have announced a 2022 Australian tour with Loathe. Here’s the dates:

07/01 Brisbane, AUS – The Triffid
07/02 Newcastle, UK – Newcastle Hotel
07/03 Sydney, AUS – Factory Theatre
07/06 Belgrave, AUS – Sooki Lounge
07/07 Melbourne, AUS – Corner Hotel
07/08 Adelaide, AUS – Lion Arts Factory
07/09 Perth, AUS – Amplifier Bar

While She Sleeps Gave Up Their Chart Eligibility So Can They Could Employ Their Road Crew To Distribute New Album

While She Sleeps were able to rehire their road crew by having them assist with the distribution of the physical copies of their new album “Sleeps Society.“ The decision made the effort ineligible for the charts, but the group said it was “unofficially” No. 4 on the UK album chart.

The band said the following:

“At the beginning of this album we made the decision to independently distribute the vinyl and CD copies of it. This enabled us to rehire our touring crew, support our local business and give opportunities directly to the people around us who needed it, in a year where our industry and culture had been hit hard.

This decision meant our sales would not be counted as ​‘chart eligible’.

​We started the Sleeps Society to create a sustainable future for our band, the people around us, our crew, families and collectively this felt more important.

The reaction to the album so far has been completely incredible and although our sales figures aren’t being counted as ​‘official’, we are so proud to tell you that ​‘unofficially’ we are Number Four in the UK album charts today.

This would be our highest-ever chart position. Your sales directly support our band, crew & the future of Sleeps. Thank you all so much.”

While She Sleeps Announce Rescheduled Dates For Their UK Tour With Loathe

While She Sleeps have officially rescheduled their UK tour with Loathe. Here’s the new dates;

09/01 Glasgow, UK – Stereo
09/02 Glasgow, UK – Stereo
09/09 Birmingham, UK – The Asylum
09/10 Leicester, UK – O2 Academy2
09/11 Bridgend, UK – Hobos Music Venue
09/12 Bridgend, UK – Hobos Music Venue
09/15 London, UK – The Underworld Camden
09/16 London, UK – The Underworld Camden
09/17 London, UK – The Underworld Camden
09/19 Brighton, UK – Chalk
09/20 Leeds, UK – The Key Club
09/22 Leeds, UK – The Key Club
09/23 Leeds, UK – The Key Club

While She Sleeps Premiere Music Video For New Song “Nervous” Featuring Biffy Clyro’s Simon Neil

While She Sleeps have premiered a new video for their new song “Nervous.” This track features Biffy Clyro’s Simon Neil and it will appear on the band’s new album “Sleeps Society,” which is set to be released on April 16.

Guitarist Sean Long commented:

“The song ‘Nervous‘ is one the band has been talking about ever since its first demo. It’s completely infected us since the start and we all knew instantly that something really special had happened. I would go so far as to say it’s the single most important song I’ve ever written in my life.

It’s born from experiencing the pain and suffering generated by acute anxiety but also finding a way out from that, which whilst in such a dark and terrifying place felt like the biggest pipe dream imaginable. I felt like if I didn’t write this song then someone else would have. It feels like it needed to be manifested into this world ASAP.

I truly believe it’s going to resonate with people on an extremely personal, deep and meaningful level because I feel like it came from a place beyond what we may call ourselves and I feel the song is much bigger than our band.

I’d like ‘Nervous‘ to be viewed as more of a spiritual request rather than just a song to enjoy. I’m talking about a particular emotion in this song but the idea is transferable to any negative or troublesome feeling. It’s about accepting your emotions, fears, pains, anxiety, depression – not only accepting them but owning them and becoming one with them completely. It’s about being proud of all our emotions.

The song is literally telling you to BE nervous, be scared and be in pain. By this I mean a lot of our pain comes from the idea that there’s me on the one hand and the pain on the other. So when the pain arrives this “me” is somehow trying to get away from said pain. When we really think this through with clarity we inevitably see its a futile endeavour.

The moment we realise this, we can stop fighting and running away and we can begin the healing process by feeling the emotions as if we wanted them to be there in the first place. Once you stop fighting and pushing the feelings away, you realise that most of, if not all of, the pain was caused by this attempt to split ourselves in two.

Most of the pain was caused by the fear of the pain itself and the attempt to get away from it. It can actually be a good thing to feel these emotions fully and experience that journey of acceptance. If we just sit a little longer with the pain, fully go into the dark, feeling it with every cell of our being, there is a chance of something miraculous to occur for the individual. What do you have to lose? This is what ‘Nervous‘ is about.”

Neil added:

“I’ve been a big fan of what WSS do, and how they do it, for a long time. When Mat and the boys approached me to be a part of their new record it was a no-brainer and ‘Nervous‘ is a towering statement of intent for their new era. The way WSS have chosen to promote and release this album, and the new model they are creating, excites me for the future and I am delighted to be a part of it.”