Sydney-based instrumental rockers SLEEPMAKESWAVES have announced an extensive Australian tour, celebrating the recent success of their debut album ‘and so we destroyed everything.’
The band’s “(hello) Australia” tour sees them visiting 6 states in February and March, before heading overseas to showcase at SXSW in Austin, Texas and then embarking on a headlining European tour, including co-headlining Belgium’s Dunk! Festival, alongside Pelican, This Will Destroy You and 65daysofstatic.
The news adds to an already busy schedule for the 4-piece group. sleepmakeswaves play Peats Ridge Festival on NYE, alongside Gotye and Jim Ward (Sparta) and the band was also recently announced to support Japanese art-noise trio BORIS in Sydney and Melbourne in late March.
Watch the video clip for the band’s single “(hello) cloud mountain” here: http://www.youtube.com/
ASWDE was named ‘Record of the Week’ by KOOP radio (Texas) and Nowlikephotographs and featured in a diverse number of 2011 year-end lists, as well as receiving glowing support from Drum Media, TheMusic.com.au, Sputnik Music and Metal Obsession.
“One of the best albums of the year and certainly the best instrumental album” – Chris Maric, Drum Media
“A band of cinematic proportions” – Fred Bevan, The Silent Ballet
“A really great take on the instrumental rock genre” – Dom Alessio, triple j
“sleepmakeswaves sound like what would happen if Jeff Buckley never sang on his records; full of emotion” – Jonno Seidler, whothehell.net
“more than any instrumental band I have ever listened to, sleepmakeswaves make me feel” – Daniel Roe, rockfreaks.net
sleepmakeswaves head out on their ‘(hello) Australia’ tour in Feb and March 2012. They will be joined by Sydney’s Solkyri (NSW, QLD, VIC only), Brisbane’s Mr Maps (QLD only) and Perth’s Tangled Thoughts of Leaving and Apricot Rail (WA only) as well as local supports including Sydney’s Dumbsaint and Batterie, Brisbane’s Screens, Gold Coast band The Matador, Newcastle’s Lander Configurations and I Am The Agent, Melbourne’s This Is Your Captain Speaking, Xenograft, and Jarek, as well as NZ band Gatherer and Adelaide progressive rockers Quiet Child and Canidae.
Full dates and ticketing details as follows:
Thurs 9th Feb @ Transit Lounge, Canberra ACT w/River of Snakes and The Fighting League www.moshtix.com.au
Fri 10th Feb @ Espy Front Bar, Melbourne VIC w/Quiet Child + Gatherer + Solkyri FREE ENTRY
Sat 11th Feb @ Evelyn Hotel, Melbourne VIC w/This Is Your Captain Speaking + Xenograft + Jarek www.moshtix.com.au
Fri 17th Feb @ Gaelic Theatre, Sydney NSW w/Dumbsaint (single launch) + Solkyri + Batterie www.oztix.com.au
Sat 18th Feb @ Great Northern, Newcastle NSW w/Lander Configurations (album launch) + I Am The Agent + Solkyri
Thurs 23rd Feb @ Crown and Anchor, Adelaide SA w/Canidae + Sparkspitter www.oztix.com.au
Fri 24th Feb @ The Bakery, Perth WA w/Tangled Thoughts of Leaving + Usurper of Modern Medicine + Apricot Rail www.nowbaking.com.au
Sat 25th Feb @ Prince of Wales, Bunbury WA w/Tangled Thoughts of Leaving + Heytesburg + kucka www.heatseeker.com.au
Thurs 1st March @ Macquarie Hotel, Port Macquarie NSW w/guests FREE ENTRY
Fri 2nd March @ Neverland Bar, Gold Coast QLD w/Mr Maps + The Matador www.oztix.com.au
Sat 3rd March @ Tyms Guitars, Brisbane QLD – ALL AGES, 3pm
Sat 3rd March @ Jubilee Hotel, Brisbane QLD w/Mr Maps + Solkyri + Screens www.oztix.com.au
Fri 23rd March @ Yours and Owls, Wollongong NSW w/Siren Lines + Elliphant
Wed 28th March @ Beach Road Hotel, Bondi NSW w/super FLORENCE jam + Meniscus
“and so we destroyed everything” by sleepmakeswaves is out now through Bird’s Robe Records: