ePop028 – Sleeping Policemen

COVER ART made by Carsten Nikolaus. Read our illustrator interview with Carsten here.

THE BOOKLET is designed by Julia Pax and put together in InDesign by Craig Podd (http://www.craigpodd.co.uk/).

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1. Vogelbird
2. First Things First
3. Jack Of All Trades (Big Ideas cover)
4. Good Guy (Girls night out- version) ONLY via Bandcamp

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Track 1 and 2 written by Sleeping Policemen. Track 3 written by Big Ideas. All songs performed by Sleeping Policemen. 

Creative Commons License

Track 1 and 2 of this single are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.

Feel free to share it with your friends, play it on your podcast, use it on your mixtape etc, as long as it’s used non-commercially and as long as you do not edit the songs in any way. Please link back to this page if you use it online. Please DO NOT upload the full zip to your own server without our permission. Use a link to our zip instead.


“Sleeping Policemen’s gentle, elegant indie-pop comes tumbling out of your speakers,
lands in a crumpled heap on your floor, and after a quick glance around, opens the
curtains to let a bit of sun in. As home invasions go, it’s a pretty welcome one.
Alex, Hennie, Jil, Jonas and Sonja hail from Hamburg. They love roast chicken and Fanta.
Like their traffic safety namesake, they’d like you to perhaps slow down a little bit.
That they manage this with silvery guitars, a wry turn of phrase and a wistful melodic
twist instead of by wrecking your suspension is something to be thankful for.”
(Neil Wells)



Here is Sleeping Policemen’s gorgeous video for the album-track “High Skies”

Listen to Sleeping Policemen’s album on Spotify here:
Sleeping Policemen – Sleeping Policemen


We have encouraged the single-bands to make a cover version of a song they think deserve more attention. Sleeping Policemen have chosen to cover “Jack of all Trades”, originally performed by Big Ideas.

Sleeping Policemen write this about Big Ideas:

Big Ideas are from Hamburg. They are very good friends of us and also the link between 3 Hamburg-based bands: Sleeping Policemen, Honeyheads and Tripping The Light Fantastic. We chose to cover “Jack Of All Trades”, because it is a song we love to play all together. So it felt only natural to ask our friends Henning Kasbohm, Martina Lenzin and Kerstin Pietsch to join in, when we recorded the song. All of us have been through a lot of odd-jobbing to be able to do what we love: Make music, see places, meet people, for instance. This song describes this very feeling – with some sort of megalomaniac, dreamy twist, admittedly. “Consider this a hymn to all the folks with no steady income coming in.”

Big Ideas on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Big-Ideas/100551499991031