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.”