"Sleeper" was a British indie band in the 1990s which was fronted by Louise Wener and had several UK hits.
They recorded three studio albums: ''Smart'', ''The It Girl'' and ''Pleased to Meet You''.
Their breakthrough song, "Inbetweener", featured a memorable video with Dale Winton, who was a popular icon among students at the time. The group is closely associated with Britpop; Wener was arguably, along with Elastica's Justine Frischmann, the movement's biggest female star. She was even something of a sex symbol. By the time ''Pleased to Meet You'' was released in 1997, Britpop was fading, as was the band's audience. After their split Louise Wener went on to have a successful career as a novelist.
They also recorded a cover version of the Blondie song "Atomic", which was used as a track in the film ''Trainspotting''. Their version was quite well-received and the only criticism is that it was too similiar to the original.
''The It Girl'' was arguably their finest moment with 'Lie Detector', 'Sale of the Century' and 'Statuesque' as the defining tracks. It was produced by Stephen Street then famous for his contributions to The Smiths, Morrissey and Blur. It c...