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sleepmakeswaves to support 65daysofstatic on 37-date tour of UK/Europe this autumn + London headline show

sleepmakeswaves will celebrate the release of their ARIA Award nominated album, ‘…and so we destroyed everything‘ by joining label mates 65daysofstatic on an epic tour around the UK and mainland Europe this autumn. Tickets can be purchased here).

As the 65daysofstatic London show has now sold out, sleepmakeswaves have also added a London headline show (with support from Midas Fall) on the 3rd of November. Tickets for that are available here).

sleepmakeswaves is a melodic instrumental rock quartet from Sydney, Australia, whose debut album “…and so we destroyed everything” made such an impact in their homeland that it was unprecedentedly nominated for an ARIA award — Australia’s equivalent of the Grammy Awards. Such a coup for a style of music so often marginalized highlights something truly important about this band: its music is so immersive, powerful and evocative that it, above all else, speaks to people on an individual level, beyond categorization.

The strength of great instrumental music is its ability to communicate without the traditional trappings of someone singing about specific emotions. The music itself touches each listener differently. And, as in the case of sleepmakeswaves, there is a symphonic transcendence to the band’s sound that encompasses a wide variety of colours – ranging from ambient soundscapes, to soaring melodic hooks and moments of dark, brooding intensity. There are electronic layers interwoven with slow-burning builds, churning metallic riffs segueing into beautifully lush melodies, wistful strings blossoming out of neo-folk marches. “…and so we destroyed everything” encompasses so much more than is typical of the vast array of sounds to have become known as post-rock, ranging from Sigur Ros to Explosions In the Sky to Russian Circles to Caspian and beyond.

…and so we destroyed everything‘ is out on 2 September as a deluxe 2-CD edition including the 9-track bonus disc, “…and then they remixed everything”, with album tracks remixed by 65daysofstatic, Kyson, and more, and also as a deluxe 180-gram double gatefold vinyl edition (350 copies sepia coloured vinyl, 350 copies white vinyl and 300 copies black vinyl – all include a free album CD, a poster and a digital download coupon for the remix album). The album and remix album will also be available to buy separately as downloads. Orders of all physical albums from the Monotreme Records web shop will include free sleepmakeswaves pins and stickers while supplies last, plus two free previously unreleased bonus tracks as a digital download.

sleepmakeswaves tour dates (* – with 65daysofstatic):

22.9 UK Edinburgh Liquid Room *
23.9 UK Manchester Sound Control *
24.9 UK Nottingham Rescue Rooms *
25.9 UK London Scala (SOLD OUT) *
26.9 UK Bristol Thekla *
27.9 BE Ghent Handelsbeurs *
29.9 DE Bielefeld Forum *
30.9 DE Koln Luxor *
1.10 DE Frankfurt Batschkapp *
2.10 NL Amsterdam Melkweg *
3.10 NL Groningen Vera *
4.10 DE Berlin Lido *
5.10 PL Wroclaw Firiej *
6.10 PL Warsaw Basen *
7.10 CZ Brno Club Fleda *
8.10 CZ Prague Roxy *
10.10 HU Budapest Durer Kert *
11.10 HR Zagreb Mochvara *
12.10 AT Vienna Flex *
13.10 DE Munich HANSA 39 *
14.10 DE Stuttgart Schocken *
15.10 CH Dudingen Bad Bonn *
16.10 FR Paris Nouveau Casino *
17.10 FR Metz Les Trinitaires *
18.10 FR Strasbourg La Laiterie *
19.10 BE Arlon Entrepot *
20.10 FR Belfort La Poudriere *
21.10 CH Zurich Komplex Klub *
22.10 IT Milan Tunnel Club *
23.10 IT Rome Circolo Degli Artisti *
24.10 IT Bologna Lokomotive Club *
26.10 ES Madrid Caraco *
27.10 ES Erandio Vizcaya Sonora *
28.10 ES Barcelona Apolo 2 *
29.10 FR Montpelier Le Rockstore *
31.10 FR Evreux L’Abordage *
1.11 BE Leuven Het Depot *
3.11 UK London Birthdays (Headline show – with Midas Fall) buy tickets