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Sleepers Union is the name of two bands. An alternative Irish rock band and a one man New Zealand band from the early 2000s.

1; Sleepers Union are a four piece alternative rawk band. “We spell rawk this way because we can and we do.” They hail from the North West corner of Northern Ireland where it rains a lot and is quite windy. There is no intended connection between the weather and the music they make. Intentions are important to the Derry foursome. “The main intention we had was to make better music than we had been hearing locally. The other intention was the time honoured tradition of live fast die young and leave a good looking corpse. We had a short lived plan for world domination. This lasted as long as the time it took us to realise every band says that. We will settle for domination of a small village or housing estate.” The band has been going since late ‘05. The drums are played by Cor who batters the skins as if his life depends on it. Sometimes it does. The guitar duties are shared by Gary and Brent. In between breaking strings and amps, things work. Migs plays bass. He also thinks he can sing, so they let him have a mic that is never turned on. Brent sings. Occasionally he screams, grunts and moans, but mostly complains. Questions about his lyrics have been known to end in violence. Cor occasionally tries some backing vocals. Influences is a tricky subject, as each member of The Union has their own: Brent - Pixies, Les Savy Fav and Fugazi. Gary - Beatles and Rory Gallagher.

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  • Underfed

    THe Track listing is the nz sleepers union from giant spheres but the band blurb is for some irish band.???

    4 Oct 2008 Reply
  • Underfed

    THeres a Sleepers Union in New Zealand. I didn't intend to find this band.

    4 Oct 2008 Reply
  • imarocker

    Sleepers Union ftw!! Best band in Derry!

    4 Apr 2007 Reply
  • mercatornz

    I really like Giant Spheres. It's one I keep on coming back to. Cheers, man.

    27 May 2006 Reply
  • luridity

    Simon MacLaren and I started this band after meetng at a party. If you're intersted in knowing any details about Sleepers Union give some feedback. Cheers Mark

    1 Apr 2006 Reply