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Sleeper: The Venue, Edinburgh

Andrew Mueller, Melody Maker, 25 February 1995

IF NOTHING ELSE, it's one of the better conjuring tricks of the age. Sleeper, as a musical entity, are resolutely standard issue, yet are hailed as harbingers of a bright future. Louise Wener (huh-huh, he said... etc – Ed), as a personality, though certainly eloquent and witty, is pricipally known for the not altogether traffic-stopping revelations that women enjoy sex and that our major political parties rather test the patience of those who think themselves radical, and yet has acquired a reputation for being controversial.

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