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The one with Louise Wener from Sleeper

Nemone talks to novelist and former Sleeper singer Louise Wener about her new book Different for Girls.

Louise Wener was the lead singer of the band Sleeper and Britpop's biggest female star. She travelled the world at the height of their fame playing to hundreds of thousands and living the high life. In the early 90s Sleeper were briefly lost to a world of glitter, paranoia, comically petty squabbles and warped music industry logic. They had three top ten albums, including the platinum-selling The It Girl before disbanding in 1998. Louise has since written four acclaimed novels and lives in Brighton with her husband and daughter.

Her new book Different for Girls is about the embarrassments of growing up and experimenting with who you are and how pop music is both the comic and life-affirming soundtrack that runs through it all.

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Last on

Thu 10 Jun 2010 13:00

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  • Louise Wener

    Louise Wener of Sleeper joins Nemone to talk about her autobiographical book Different For Girls.

    Duration: 14:48

  • David Bowie

    Boys Keep Swinging

    • EMI.
  • Underworld

    Scribble

    • CD SINGLE.
    • COOKING VINYL.
    • 1.
  • Max├»mo Park

    Girls Who Play Guitars

    • CD SINGLE.
    • Warp Records.
  • !!!

    Am/Fm

    • WARP RECORDS.
    • 2.
  • Radiohead

    Karma Police

    • Columbia.
  • Slow Club

    Giving Up On Love

    • CD SINGLE.
    • MOSHI MOSHI.
    • 1.
  • The Avalanches

    ELECTRICITY

    • XL.
  • Siouxsie and the Banshees

    Hong Kong Garden

    • Polydor.
  • The Chemical Brothers

    Swoon

    • PARLOPHONE.
  • The Dead Weather

    Blue Blood Blues

    • CD SINGLE.
    • WARNER BROS.
    • 1.
  • Venus Beads

    A Client

    • WHITE LABEL.
    • 1.
  • Klaxons

    Flashover

    • CD SINGLE.
    • Polydor.
    • 1.
  • Grinny Grandad

    The Good Girl

    • JAM CITY RECORDS.
    • 1.
  • Arcade Fire

    Month Of May

    • MERCURY.
  • The Human League

    The Things That Dreams Are Made Of

    • DARE.
    • Virgin.
  • Sleeper

    What Do I Do Now?

    • INDOLENT.
  • Lou Reed

    Vicious

    • RCA.
  • Beck and Bat For Lashes - Let's Get Lost

  • Yeah Yeah Yeahs

    Heads Will Roll

    • CD SINGLE.
    • Geffen.
    • 1.
  • Everything Everything

    Schoolin'

    • Geffen.
  • Will Powers

    Adventures In Success

  • Inspiral Carpets

    Joe

    • JOE.
    • Mute.
  • Johnny Cash

    Ring Of Fire (Glastonbury 1994)

  • Funeral Party

    New York City Moves To The Sound Of LA

    • CD SINGLE.
    • Jive/ Sony Music.
    • 1.
  • The Futureheads

    I Can Do That

    • CD SINGLE.
    • Nul Recordings.
    • 1.
  • James Yuill

    On Your Own

    • CD SINGLE.
    • MOSHI MOSHI.
    • 1.
  • Wintersleep

    New Inheritors

    • 147 RECORDS.
    • 4.
  • Quantic Presenta Flowering Inferno - Dog With A Rope

  • Delphic

    Counterpoint

    • Chimeric.
  • Patch William

    Take Me To Marlyebone

    • Patch William.
    • Hubris Records.
    • 2.
  • Gomez

    78 Stone Wobble

    • Hut Music.
  • Primal Scream

    Velocity Girl

  • The Coral

    1000 Years

    • CD SINGLE.
    • Deltasonic.
    • 1.
  • The Rezillos

    Top Of The Pops

    • Polygram TV.

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