sleepmakeswaves "(hello) Australia" tour Feb/March
Joined: April 24 2011
Location: Sydney, Austral
Posted: January 08 2012 at 21:33
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.
sleepmakeswaves’ debut album “...and so we destroyed everything” has gone from strength to strength since its release in late 2011 through independent label Bird’s Robe Records. After just 1 week of release, the album was the top selling record on Bandcamp worldwide and remains one of the highest selling Australian releases. The first single from the release, a driving melodic anthem titled ‘(HELLO) CLOUD MOUNTAIN,’ has been receiving airplay on Australian radio including Triple J, FBi, Edge, RTR and RRR and as far afield as the BBC.
ASWDE was named ‘Record of the Week’ by KOOP radio (Texas) and Nowlikephotographs and featured in a diverse number of year-end lists, as well as 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 Injured Ninja and Apricot Rail (WA only).
Thurs 9th Feb @ Transit Lounge, Canberra ACT w/River of Snakes and tba 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 + Kasha 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/guests www.oztix.com.au
Fri 24th Feb @ The Bakery, Perth WA w/Usurpers of Modern Medicine + Apricot Rail www.nowbaking.com.au
Sat 25th Feb @ Prince of Wales, Bunbury WA w/Apricot Rail + guests 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 @ Jubilee Hotel, Brisbane QLD w/Mr Maps + Solkyri + Screens www.oztix.com.au
“...and so we destroyed everything” is out now through Bird’s Robe Records:
Joined: March 02 2009
YES! So keen for the canberra show.
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