(Monday) August 08, 2016 - 19:30
74 people attended
Sydney ambient/melodic post-rockers SLEEPMAKESWAVES have announced a 9-date headline tour of Australia this August, bringing their schedule for 2016 up to a massive 55 dates. The ‘traced in constellations’ tour celebrates the release of the band’s latest single and video taken from ARIA and J Award nominated album ‘Love of Cartography’ and will see them play 53 shows across North America and Australia from March through September.
Listen here www.sleepmakeswaves.bandcamp.com
Special guests for the tour are American progressive rockers THE CONTORTIONIST whose latest album ‘Language’ has established them as one of the world’s most-hyped experimental rock acts. Recalling influences as diverse as Rush, Karnivool, King Crimson and Tool, the Indiana-based six-piece have a uniquely melodic take on technically proficient music. Listen to ‘Language I: Intuition’ here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C0Bc4pkSGfU
Also in support are Perth’s piano-driven experimental quartet TANGLED THOUGHTS OF LEAVING, whose 2015 release ‘Yield to Despair’ took their expansive jams to a new level of dark brutality. Listen here http://music.tangledthoughtsofleaving.com/album/yield-to-despair
sleepmakeswaves have had a busy 18 months since the release of their second album ‘Love of Cartography’ – charting at #31 on the ARIA Chart (#2 on the 100% Independent Charts behind Sia) and nominated for an ARIA Award, J Award, AIR Award and 3 AU Review awards. In 2015, the band embarked on the 55-date, 22-country Great Northern tour, wrapping up with a climactic ‘Live at the Wireless’ set recorded for triple j at Sydney’s Metro Theatre.
Late 2015 and early 2016 marked several big moments for the band – with the announcement of the amicable departure of founding member Jonathan ‘Kid’ Khor to pursue family and work interests and welcoming aboard new guitarist Daniel Oreskovic. The band also performed at Port Macquarie’s Festival of the Sun, Tasmania’s Party in the Paddock and headlined the Bird’s Robe Records 5th birthday show in Sydney.
In March, the band will kick off their first visit to North America in four years, playing 36 shows alongside Indiana progressive rockers THE CONTORTIONIST and UK/American heavy outfit MONUMENTS, finally returning home in May. In July, they hit the road again, for a sold out run of shows supporting the reunion of Australian alternative icons COG, before their own headline tour in August.
In the meantime, writing for a third album is already underway, with plenty more news to come.
With a series of unforgettable and thundering sequences ‘Love of Cartography’ presents the band’s continued desire to map new creative directions. Recorded in Byron Bay at Studio 301 with producer Nick DiDia (Karnivool, Pearl Jam, Stone Temple Pilots, Powderfinger, Rage Against The Machine), the album’s 10 tracks range from the epic bombast of ‘Perfect Detonator’ to the delicate and subtle electronic flourishes of ‘A Little Spark.’
sleepmakeswaves have had an amazing run since the release of their debut album “…and so we destroyed everything.” Over the past 4 years, their busy schedule has included 10 Australian tours, 4 European tours, touring the USA and playing SXSW, tours with 65daysofstatic and Karnivool – and unprecedented nominations for ARIA Awards in 2012 and 2014.
Monday, August 8
Tickets: $36.00 + BF