Nineties rock frontwoman, 57, has barely aged a day after Britpop band’s top 5 albums

LEGENDARY 90s rock frontwoman Louise Wener has barely aged a day as the band reunites for a UK tour. 

The 57-year-old shot to fame with the band Sleeper in 1992, enjoying success with hit tracks like The It Girl and Nice Guy Eddie.

Louise Wener looked like she barely aged a day since the 90s


Louise Wener looked like she barely aged a day since the 90sCredit: Rex
Louise found fame in the rock band Sleeper


Louise found fame in the rock band SleeperCredit: Rex
The rock band have announced a UK acoustic tour


The rock band have announced a UK acoustic tourCredit: Twitter

After two decades of hibernating, Sleeper is back with a number of UK tour dates.

Original members Louise, Jon Stewart and Andy Maclure will be joined by The Prodigy star Kieron Pepper.

Sleeper Unplugged will kick off in Reading on June 13 and wrap up in Bath at the end of the month.

Louise shared the news on social media, writing: “Join us for our next run of fabulous unplugged eves!! Tickets on sale now!”

The band made a name for themselves in the 90s, achieving eight top 40 singles across three top ten albums.

They played the main stages of Reading and Glastonbury Festival and had sold-out tours across the UK.

Two of their tracks were featured on the era-defining soundtrack to Trainspotting.

They split in 1998 but reunited in 2017 for the Star Shaped Festival alongside other Britpop acts including Space, Dodgy and The Bluetones.

After the band went their separate ways, Louise forged an alternative career as a novelist.

She also wrote a memoir, Different for Girls, and co-wrote the BBC Radio 4 drama series Queens of Noise with Roy Boulter of The Farm.

Writing was something she always enjoyed because it gave her “total control” over her work, she told the Yorkshire Post.

She said: “It’s the complete opposite (of being in a band).

“You’d find yourself arguing about chorus progression in a studio then you’ve got producers and managers and PR people.

“It just became this ludicrous circus by the end of it and I didn’t feel connected to the creative process very much by that stage.

“I just wanted something where I could just sit in my joggers and have total independence.”

Louise has written four novels: Goodnight Steve McQueen, The Big Blind (also known as The Perfect Play), The Half Life of Stars, and Worldwide Adventures In Love.


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