Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Australia's sleepmakeswaves release acclaimed debut mini-album worldwide, first time on vinyl

Australian melodic instrumental rock quartet sleepmakeswaves today see the first time worldwide release of their acclaimed debut mini-album via England's Monotreme Records. The recording, in today already walks tomorrow is issued for the first time ever on vinyl in a deluxe 180 gm package, as well as on CD and download.

The lead track "one day you will teach me to let go of my fears" is available to listen/share HERE.

sleepmakeswaves tour the UK and Europe in April-May. Please see complete dates below.

The band's 2008 debut in today already walks tomorrow was the first glimpse of the Australian quartet on the global stage. Indeed, the viral success of lead track made such an impact that it catapulted the band to the top end of The Silent Ballet’s 2008 end-of-year list, clocked over 50,000 downloads and earned them a loyal following around the world. Such a reaction for a band only newly minted in their homeland suggested something special about their approach - with music so immediately evocative that it speaks to people on a universal level.

sleepmakeswaves’ dramatic and sumptuous approach to their craft is brilliantly showcased on this diverse record, which blends powerful, dynamic guitars and strings with impeccably constructed electronics. At times heavy and climactic; at times understated and quiet, but always with a keen sense of melody and songcraft at the heart,  in today already walks tomorrow truly merits the descriptions "lush" and "cinematic."

Previously only available digitally and as a limited import CD outside of Australia, the album is re-issued worldwide excluding Australia and New Zealand on Monotreme Records, including a CD edition and a deluxe 180 gm black vinyl edition of 500 copies that includes a free poster and album CD in a printed card wallet inside - the first ever vinyl pressing. All orders from the label’s web shop also include free sleepmakeswaves pins and stickers whilst supplies last.

Last year, the band's 2011 ARIA Award-nominated (Australia's equivalent of the Grammys) full-length debut album And So We Destroyed Everything was also re-issued by Monotreme Records in deluxe 2-CD and 2LP editions, bringing more of sleepmakeswaves’ fantastic music to a wider audience.

The band’s current lineup of guitarist Jonathan Khor, guitarist Otto Wicks-Green, drummer Tim Adderley and bassist Alex Wilson have spent the better part of the past 3 years touring the world, including performances at SXSW, Dunk! Festival and touring alongside bands such as Karnivool, Boris, 65daysofstatic, Tortoise and more. They have earned a devoted following around the world, for their innovative and expansive music, coupled with an electrifying live show that has seen them sell out venues across their homeland. Recently, Kat Morris, the director of Europe’s leading festival for new music, The Great Escape, included sleepmakeswaves in her "top 5 Australian bands" list.

04/22 Spain Barcelona - Razzmatazz
04/23 Spain Madrid - Moby Dick
04/24 France Clermont-Ferrand - La Coopérative de mai
04/26 France Dunkerque - 4 Ecluses
04/27 Germany Karlsruhe - Jubez
04/30 Sweden Gothenburg - Fangelsets
05/01 Sweden Orebro - Slöjdgatan
05/05 Poland Wroclaw - Klub Hydrozagadka
05/06 Hungary Budapest - Durer Kert
05/07 Czech Republic Praha - NoD Theater
05/08 Germany Stuttgart - Juha West
05/09 Germany Hannover - Cafe Glocksee
05/10 UK London - Beyond the Redshift Festival

Artist: sleepmakeswaves
Album: in today already walks tomorrow
Label: Monotreme Records
Release Date: April 22, 2014

01. I will write peace on your wings and you will fly over the world
02. exits to nowhere
03. one day you will teach me to let go of my fears (MP3)
04. so that the children will always shout her name
05. it's dark it's cold it's winter
06. what we cannot speak of, must be passed over in silence

Artist: sleepmakeswaves
Album: ...and so we destroyed everything
Label: Monotreme Records
Release Date: September 24, 2013

01. to you they are birds, to me they are voices in the forest
02. in limbs and joints (STREAM)
03. our time is short but your watch is slow
04. a gaze blank and pitiless as the sun
05. (hello) cloud mountain
06. now we rise and we are everywhere
07. we like you when you're awkward
08.  ...and so we destroyed everything

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