While She Sleeps announce new album 'SO WHAT?' and drop music video for lead single 'Anti-Social'

WHILE SHE SLEEPS have announced that their fourth studio album ‘SO WHAT?’ will be released on March 1, via their own Sleeps Brothers label.

Loz Taylor and co also dropped the explosive lead single 'Anti-Social' and its accompanying music video:

Plus they've announced a mammoth UK & 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, with a further special guest TBC.

On the new songs, guitarist Sean Long said: “We’ve let our hair down and we’ve got our bollocks out. I’m not fucking about. I’m not cutting corners. I’ve been writing like this will be my last album.” The band no doubt felt like the pressure was on after 2017’s self-released LP ‘You Are We' landed in the top 10 of the Official UK Chart and picked up a Metal Hammer gong and Best Album win at the Heavy Music Awards. Sean said: “'You Are We' got us to this special position, and it’s given us a platform.

“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.” The new album was produced by Carl Bown at the band’s self-built studio Sleeps Audio, ‘SO WHAT?’ and sees the heavy metallers working with a major label again, Spinefarm Records, for the first time since 2015’s ‘Brainwashed’, but that doesn't mean they will be making any compromises.

Guitarist-and-vocalist Mat Welsh explained: “We got approached immediately by a bunch of labels, but we turned around to all of them and said, ‘The only way we’re going to do anything is if you let us release it on Sleeps Brothers, but you house that on your train, and we make the decisions behind everything.

“I fucking loved releasing You Are We ourselves, but at the same time, I played more on my laptop than I did on my guitar for the whole campaign.

"This release is a partnership between Sleeps Brothers and Spinefarm, but no one is breathing down our necks about the record we’re making or the singles we’re putting out.”

Tickets for the band's 2019 tour go on sale on Friday (02.11.18). Pre-oder 'SO WHAT' here.

2019 HEADLINE TOUR DATES: Fri 01 Feb        France             Paris                Trabendo Sat 02 Feb       Netherlands    Amsterdam     Melkweg Sun 03 Feb      Germany         Hamburg         Markthalle   Tue 05 Feb      Germany         Munster          Skaters Palace              Thu 07 Feb      Germany         Leipzig             Täubchenthal Fri 08 Feb        Germany         Berlin              Huxleys Sat 09 Feb       Poland             Warsaw           Proxima Mon 11 Feb     Poland             Krakow            Zet Pe Te Tue 12 Feb      Czech Republic Prague           Meetfactory Wed 13 Feb     Germany         Nuremberg     Hirsch Fri 15 Feb        Germany         Frankfurt         Batschkapp Sat 16 Feb       Switzerland     Aarau              Kiff Sun 17 Feb      Italy                 Bologna           Zona Roveri     Tue 19 Feb      Germany         Munich            Technikum Wed 20 Feb     Austria             Vienna             Arena   Fri 22 Feb        Germany         Stuttgart          LKA Longhorn Sat 23 Feb       Germany         Cologne           Essigfabrik Sun 24 Feb      Belgium           Antwerp          Zappa               Tue 26 Feb      England           Nottingham     Rock City Wed 27 Feb     Scotland          Glasgow          SWG 3 Thu 28 Feb      England           Leeds               Beckett SU Fri 01 Mar       England           London            Roundhouse