the bands on apricot records

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Sleeping Policemen

Sleeping Policemen's gentle, elegant indie pop comes tumbling out of your speakers, lands in a crumpled heap on your floor, and after a quick glance around, opens the curtains to let a bit of sun in. As home invasions go, it's a pretty welcome one.
Alex, Hennie, Jil, Jonas and Sonja hail from Hamburg, love roast chicken and Fanta, and have made (with the help of Tocotronic's Rick McPhail) what was only intended originally to be a single: their debut album

Sleeping Policemen are:

Alex, Hennie, Jil, Jonas and Sonja

Their music:

Diversion
Bonnie
Summer's Gone
Life's a Bitch
Looking for Luck
No Secret
Talk
Roundabout
High Skies
White Russians
Good Guy
Sleeping In
Mouthful of Soap
U-turn

Their releases:

Sleeping Policemen

Booking:

Sonja

Contact them:

sonja.mueller@gmail.com

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Sleeping Policemen's gentle, elegant indie-pop comes tumbling out of your speakers,
lands in a crumpled heap on your floor, and after a quick glance around, opens the
curtains to let a bit of sun in. As home invasions go, it's a pretty welcome one.
Alex, Hennie, Jil, Jonas and Sonja hail from Hamburg, love roast chicken and Fanta,
and have made (with the help of Tocotronic's Rick McPhail) what was only intended
originally to be a single: 'Bonnie', which trips along as gracefully as its airheaded artschool
protagonist (though it's a little smarter), and 'High Skies', a paean to the
vagaries of career choice (and transcending it) featuring a 17-piece choir recruited
from among their friends.
Deciding what to put on track three proved an impossible task for the label however:
it just seemed impossible to leave any of the other 10 songs the band had sent off
the record. A twelve-track single though is stretching the format a little, and so was
born an album which deals in short order with all of life's most pressing topics: the
moderation of language, sensible motoring,the serendipity of serendipity.... oh yeah,
and love and all that.
Like their traffic safety namesake, they'd like you to perhaps slow down a little bit.
That they manage this with silvery guitars, a wry turn of phrase and a wistful melodic
twist instead of by wrecking your suspension is something to be thankful for.
Neil Wells

Tracklist:

1 Diversion
2 Bonnie
3 Summer's Gone
4 Life's a Bitch
5 Looking for Luck
6 No Secret
7 Talk
8 Roundabout
9 High Skies
10 White Russians
11 Good Guy
12 Sleeping In
13 Mouthful of Soap
14 U-turn



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