NEWS: While She Sleeps sacrifice charting to continue paying road crew!

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While She Sleeps have sacrificed any opportunity of their newly released album ‘Sleeps Society’ from officially charting in order to be able to keep paying their road crew.

Whilst off the road and helping their tour due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and unable to pay their employed crew that way, the band have opted to employ them to aid with the independent physical distribution of the record. Normally an accredited distributor is utilised to report the sales data to charting organisations.

You can read the full statement from the band explaining this decision in a little more detail below.

“At the beginning of this album we made the decision to independently distribute the vinyl & CD copies of it. This enabled us to rehire our touring crew, support our local business and give opportunities directly to the people around us who needed it, in a year where our industry & culture had been hit hard. This decision meant our sales would not be counted as ‘chart eligible’.

We started the Sleeps Society to create a sustainable future for our band, the people around us, our crew, families and collectively this felt more important.

The reaction to the album so far has been completely incredible & although our sales figures aren’t being counted as ‘official’, we are so proud to tell you that ‘unofficially’ we are no. 4 in the UK album charts today.

This would be our highest ever chart position. Your sales directly support our band, crew & the future of Sleeps. Thank you all so much.”

The band’s fifth studio album, ‘Sleeps Society’, is out now via the band’s own Sleep Brothers.

You can order the album online from the band’s webstore (here), Impericon (here), iTunes (here), and Amazon (here).