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Genres  Indie pop
Past members  see Members list
Genre  Indie pop
Members  Guy Blackman, Mia Schoen
Years active  1994–2002, 2009
Active until  2002
Origin  Perth, Australia (1994)
Labels  Chapter Music Library Records Lost & Lonesome Recording Co.
Associated acts  Molasses Mustang Clag Minimum Chips New Estate Beaches Panel of Judges
Albums  Set Sail, Deep Water, The Cannanes / Sleepy Township
Similar  The Smallgoods, Monnone Alone, The Curtains, Je Suis Animal, Minimum Chips

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Sleepy Township was an indie pop band which was formed in Perth in 1994 as a side project by Guy Blackman (guitar, electric organ, vocals), Mia Schoen (ex-Molasses) (guitar, electric organ, vocals), and Paul Williams (drums, vocals). The band moved the following year to Melbourne, Australia, with Gorman replacing Williams. Alison Bolger (ex-Clag) joined the group on bass in 1998. The group released two full-length albums, Set Sail in 1998 and Deep Water in 2001, together with several EPs, for Australian indie label Chapter Music among others. The group broke up in March 2002, although they reformed six months later for a single performance to release, All These Records, a compilation album, consisting of the band's singles and rarities. As Bolger was away overseas, bass duties were performed by Mindy Mapp, (ex-Little Ugly Girls and Flesh Vs. Venom). The group reformed briefly in 2009 for two shows.


Since breaking up in 2002, all members have been active as writers and performers in other groups that either co-existed during Sleepy Township’s lifetime or were formed shortly after their demise. Blackman is a solo artist, a member of Minimum Chips and runs the Chapter Music record label. Bolger is a member of the trio, Panel of Judges, and psych-rock quintet Beaches, while Gorman and Schoen perform as part of New Estate.


  • Guy Blackman - guitar, keyboards, vocals (1994–2002, 2009)
  • Mia Schoen - guitar, keyboards, bass, vocals (1994–2002, 2009)
  • Alison Bolger - bass, guitar, keyboards, vocals (1998–2002, 2009)
  • Chris Gorman - drums, vocals (1995–2002)
  • Paul Williams - drums (1994-5)
  • Mindy Map - bass (2002)
  • Discography

  • Set Sail - Chapter Music (CH24) (December 1998)
  • Deep Water - Library Records (Shhh15) (July 2001)
  • All These Records - Lost & Lonesome Recording Co. (compilation of singles and rarities) (16 September 2002)
  • EPs
  • Sleepy Township/The Cannanes split single - Chapter Music/H Records (CH13) (October 1996)
  • Online - Chapter Music (CH18) (June 1997)
  • Morning - Library Records (Shhh12) (2000)
  • Sleepy Township/Smiley - Chapter Music (CH30) (October 2000)
  • Tragedy & Hope - Dutch Courage (2002)
  • Songs

    Caribbean DelightDeep Water · 2001
    City SceneDeep Water · 2001
    All These RecordsSet Sail · 1998


    Sleepy Township Wikipedia

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