This year marked a major turning point in While She Sleeps‘ history : the Sheffield hardcore band chose to go the independent route on their own label after successfully crowdfunding their new release. Unfortunately, it was only available to crowd fund if you were in the UK ; but today, the band opened pre-orders to Europe, which is exciting news for us! Read their statement below :
“To our Sleeps family worldwide,
Earlier in the year, we left the major label system and decided to release our new album independently. As many of you have been asking why its not been available worldwide, we thought it’s about time we explained what’s going on.
We live on a very big planet and need some help to make sure all our fans are catered for globally. This has meant licensing our new music to selected partners around the world in order for it to reach you guys.
We still own our rights, and we still have total control of our creativity. Everything including the music we make, the artwork, the videos, they are all our own. However just like we need agents & promoters to make our live shows run smoothly, we need distribution for this record so that our fans around the world are able to hear it.
We are stoked to reveal that our new album ‘You Are We’ is now available to pre-order in Europe – smarturl.it/YouAreWe. Everywhere else in the world; sit tight, we’ll have the right people in place to get this to you soon.
We are so excited for you to hear this record and are confident it’s the best music we have ever created together.
‘You Are We’ released April 21st 2017
Europe preorder here