Press release from 21 March
Post-rock trailblazers sleepmakeswaves‘ third album “Made of Breath only” will be released THIS FRIDAY March 24th through Bird’s Robe Records – and today they are unveiling brand new track ‘Midnight Sun’ as well as announcing the remaining local supports on their headline album tour beginning in Sydney on Friday.
The new track ‘Midnight Sun’ premiered on Sunday night with triple j’s Richard Kingsmill on his new music show 2017 to an amazing response. sleepmakeswaves have just returned from a packed-out 10 date tour of China, and will perform the track live, along with others from their new album, on their forthcoming Australian dates.
Joining the tour at all shows as special guests are Australian progressive rock heavyweights Caligula’s Horse, and opening for this powerhouse duo are Solkyri and Stare at the Clouds (Sydney); PAGAN (Melbourne), Aerials (Brisbane), Glass Ocean (Canberra and Newcastle), The Unset (Adelaide) and Closet Space (Perth).
sleepmakeswaves have quickly evolved into one of Australia’s most exciting and innovative musical exports. Following tours with scene giants such as Karnivool, Cog, Underoath, 65daysofstatic, Opeth and a forthcoming run alongside prog legend Devin Townsend, the Sydney band’s unique instrumental epics and their energetic performances have seen them connect with a diverse and passionate audience of music fans.
‘Made of Breath Only’ is the band’s most ambitious record to date. Following a period of intense touring, relationship challenges, illness and set against the scene of a world in upheaval, the record reflects the band’s experience of darker emotions, balanced by the unprecedented reception to and joy brought from their musical experiences around the world over the past four years – including 11 Australian tours, 4 European tours, 2 North American tours and sold out shows across Asia.
Recorded with renowned producer Nick DiDia (Pearl Jam, Powderfinger, Rage Against the Machine) in Byron Bay, the album features a progressive combination of sounds hinted at in lead single ‘Tundra’ which premiered on triple j. The record at once captures the band’s push to challenge and evolve, whilst retaining all the energy, melody and vibe they are known for.
On the cusp of their third album release, a world tour (European dates are to be announced soon – with their appearance on Euroblast and Arc TanGent festivals already announced!) and with an epic new live show to boot, the ‘Made of Breath only’ tour promises to be one of sleepmakeswaves’ most memorable to date.
‘Made of Breath Only’ is out Friday March 24 through Bird’s Robe Records/MGM.