Sleeping States

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Sleeping States
Also known as Markland Starkie
Born 1981
Origin Warwickshire, UK
Genres Songwriter
Years active 2004-
Notable instruments
Electric Guitar, Toy Instruments, Radio, Field Recordings

Sleeping States is a musical solo project of British musician Markland Starkie (born 1981).

Started in 2004 in London, Sleeping States falls predominantly in the songwriter genre. Sleeping States has also been associated with Lo-Fi,[1] DIY and Queercore, having released a number of 7"s, cassette-only EPs and a CD-R album on several small DIY labels in Britain, including the Queercore label/collective Homocrime.[2]



  • In the Gardens of the North (2009) - Album on Bella Union, released August 17
  • There The Open Spaces (2007) - Album on Tome, Misra Records, EtchnSketch
  • Distances Are Great (2004) - CD-R Album on Kontra-Punkte


  • Old vs New (2008) - 10" / Digital EP on Bella Union, Misra Records, EtchnSketch
  • Sleeping States / Francois (2006) - Cassette EP on Undereducated
  • Sleeping States (2005) - Cassette EP on Kontra-Punkte
  • A Year In The Life (2005) - 3" CD EP on Homocrime


  • Gardens of the South (2009) - Cassette single on Bella Union
  • Call Me (2008) - 7" on Single Felt Tip Records
  • I Wonder / Under A Capricorn Sky (2007) - 7" Single on Caspian
  • Rivers / London Fields (2006) - 7" Single on Tome

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "Item details for: SLEEPING STATES - There The Open Spaces", Boomkat, retrieved 2008-11-05 
  2. ^ Spencer, Amy (2005) DIY: The Rise of Lo-fi Culture

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