“Leave Your Sleep is a work of deep scholarship, compassion and love. It basks in the contradictions and joys of childhood, as seen through the eyes of poets both known and unknown. A magical, transporting tour de force.”
Brian Selznick, 2010
“It's poignant and tuneful and the voice is, as always, sheer genius.”
Alain de Botton, 2010
“A highly original set, anchored by both Merchant’s innate good taste and honey-coated voice.”
Q Magazine, 2010
“Gentle, lush and magnificent.”
Daily Telegraph, 2010
“Works like a dream. Brilliant.”
Mojo, 2010
“Few albums have this much ambition.”
Robert Hurwitz, 2010