Permanent Sleep

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Permanent Sleep
Studio album by Lowlife
Released 1986
Recorded June–July 1986 at Palladium Studios, Edinburgh, Scotland
Genre Post-punk, dream pop,
Label Nightshift
Producer Keith Mitchell, Lowlife
Lowlife chronology
Permanent Sleep
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic favourable[1]

Permanent Sleep is the debut studio album by Scottish post-punk band Lowlife. It was released in 1986 in Scotland by the independent music record label Nightshift Records.[2]


Permanent Sleep was recorded at Palladium Studios in Edinburgh, Scotland during June-July 1986

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Lowlife (Craig Lorentson, Stuart Everest, Will Heggie, Grant McDowall). 

Side A
No. Title Length
1. "Coward's Way"   3:54
2. "As It Happens"   5:04
3. "Mother Tongue"   3:14
4. "Wild Swan"   4:40
Side B
No. Title Length
1. "Permanent Sleep"   4:00
2. "A Year Past July"   3:37
3. "The Betting and Gaming Act 1964"   3:36
4. "Do We Party"   4:34


The 2006 reissue by LTM Recordings was augmented by seven bonus tracks: the six-song EP Rain (1985) and a slightly different version of a track taken from the band's 1987 Diminuendo album, "From Side to Side".


  • Craig Lorentson – vocals, production
  • Stuart Everest – guitar, production
  • Will Heggie – bass guitar, production
  • Grant McDowall – drums, production
  • Keith Mitchell – production


  1. ^ Raggett, Ned. "Permanent Sleep + Rain – Lowlife : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards : AllMusic". AllMusic. AllRovi. Retrieved 29 April 2013. 
  2. ^ Guthrie, Brian. "Lowlife Band Biography". LTM Recordings. Retrieved 2012-04-18. 

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