Pop review: The Leisure Society, The Sleeper


Household names they may be but cinema's Shane Meadows and Paddy Considine must sometimes wonder what might have been had they continued making music with Nick Hemming, now one-half of the Leisure Society. The Sleeper, their debut album, is wonderful, its peculiarly English strain of Americana shot through with longing and a nagging sense of dread.


Paul Mardles

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