While She Sleeps have announced the release of their fourth studio album, So What? and its first single, Anti-Social, which is an explosive, relentless four-minute anthem, and takes everything you know and love about While She Sleeps; clattering riffs, bruising breakdowns, snarling lyrics and big-ass sing a longs, and sticks them in a blender. It’s punk, it’s heavy metal; it couldn’t be any other band but them, and yet it sounds unlike anything you’ve heard from them before. It’s the sound of While She Sleeps reborn.

They’ve also announced a mammoth UK and European headline tour through February, culminating at The Roundhouse in London on the day the album drops. Support on the tour will come from Stray From The Path and Landmvrks.

Some bands play it safe when it comes to taking their next steps. But then, While She Sleeps have never been ‘some band’. The Sheffield quintet have made a career out of confounding expectations, be it through their dizzying blend of crushing metal, guttural hardcore and arena-worthy hooks, or the way they’ve carried themselves over an explosive, 13-year career.

“You are what got us to this special position, and it’s given us a platform,” says guitarist Sean Long. “For us, it’s like, ‘What can we do to really stick this in people’s faces? What can we put out there that we’re buzzing off?’ I don’t want to be following everyone else; I want people to follow us.”

With a bigger platform to get their music into the world and a firestorm of a first single released, 2019 is shaping up to be the year of While She Sleeps. For a band that has spent over a decade redefining modern metal, it seems the best is yet to come.

While She Sleeps are vocalist Lawrence Taylor, guitarists Sean Long and Mat Welsh, Aaran McKenzie on bass and drummer Adam Savage.



Date Venue
Tue 26th Rock City Nottingham
Wed 27th SWG3 Glasgow
Thu 28th Beckett SU Leeds


Date Venue
Fri 1st The Roundhouse London

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