What’s on in Melbourne Victoria – Sleepmakeswaves

Sydney-based instrumental rockers Sleepmakeswaves are set to release their debut album ‘…and so we destroyed everything’ in July 2011. The first single from the release is a driving melodic anthem titled ‘(Hello) Cloud Mountain.’

Formed in 2006, the young group found initial success in Sydney’s burgeoning instrumental and progressive/post-rock scene – with a bold approach to the genre, their captivating live show earned them high profile supports with the likes of Pelican (USA), Signal Hill (USA), Unitopia, Sydonia, Eleventh He Reaches London and Sleep Parade, festival appearances including headlining Menagerie 2010 and the main stage position on successive Progfest tours in 2008, 2009 and 2010. They have independently released three EPs to date and their cinematic production and ambitious songcraft have earned them airplay nationally and internationally, including Triple J and the BBC, as well as considerable goodwill amongst progressively-minded listeners and journalists online.

‘(hello) cloud mountain’ achieves the band’s aim of avoiding typical post-rock stereotypes, with a concise arrangement that interweaves subtle electronics with momentous riffs. Purposefully abandoning their post-metal roots, the track hints at a new direction for the band and reflects their renewed lease on life and considerable ambition.

“…and so we destroyed everything” will be released on 21st July 2011, through Bird’s Robe Records.

Sleepmakeswaves will hit the road in support of their debut album in July, with more dates to be announced:

Thurs 21st July @ TONE, Surry Hills NSW

Fri 22nd July @ East Brunswick Club, Melbourne VIC