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Latest sleepmakeswaves News

Below is our complete sleepmakeswaves news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

sleepmakeswaves To Support Devin Townsend

Devin Townsend Project is returning to Australia and New Zealand in 2017. Today, Aussie prog/post-rock/instrumental sensation sleepmakeswaves has been announced as support for HevyDevy on the entire May 2017 tour.

Bassist Alex Wilson of sleepmakeswaves exclaimed his excitement at the Devin Townsend Project tour: "So glad to be offered the opportunity to support Devin Townsend when he comes to Australia in 2017. It was a great surprise and honour to get the news while we're hunkered down preparing our new album for next year. Really excited about the new music and live shows ahead."

Thursday 18th May - Powerstation, Auckland
Saturday 20th May - The Triffid, Brisbane
Monday 22nd May - Enmore Theatre, Sydney
Wednesday 24th May - 170 Russell, Melbourne
Friday 26th May - Capitol, Perth More...

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The Contortionist Announces Tour With Monuments

The Contortionist will hit the road yet again this spring and Monuments, Entheos and Sleepmakeswaves will serve as support through the end of April.

"Over the months of touring behind 'Language,' we would imagine an ideal lineup and the same names kept coming up," says keyboardist Eric Guenther. "We always get psyched on tours with huge variety and dynamic shifts through every band."

He goes on to say, "The spring tour is going to be stacked, no exception. We are hitting the road with our friends on a tour we have been working to get together since 'Language' came out. We can't wait to bring this spectacle around the U.S." More...

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Progfest Sydney Details Announced

Progfest is returning in Australia this year with a multitude of shows across the country but the first to be announced is the Sydney stop. Here are the details:

Saturday, July 31
@ The Annandale Hotel, Sydney
17 Parramatta Rd, Annandale

Here's the lineup:

Breaking Orbit
Ne Obliviscaris (VIC)
A State of Flux (VIC)
Arcane (QLD)
Space Project
Slimey Things

Doors open at 1pm. Tickets are on sale now from www.annandalehotel.com.

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sleepmakeswaves Posts New Song in Video Clip

Sydney post rock/metal band sleepmakeswaves have release a new song via Youtube in a clip created by members of the Melbourne Parkour Association. The band commented:

“We are proud to present you with a new sleepmakeswaves song, composed and recorded especially for Melbourne’s Instructors of the Australian Parkour Association and this video of them doing awesome free running throughout Hiroshima, Japan. You can hear us at 30 seconds in. The song is currently 'untitled' was recorded and mixed by Dax Liniere @ Puzzle Factory Studios and is exclusive to Youtube.”

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sleepmakeswaves Announces New Guitarist

Sydney post-rock outfit sleepmakeswaves has announced the addition of Otto Wicks-Green in the guitar port-folio, following the departure early this year of founding member Tom Binetter. The band wrote in a press release…

"sleepmakeswaves would like to announce the addition of a shiny new geetar playerist: Otto Wicks-Green!

"As well as being a fantastic performer and riff-writer, Otto also boasts incredible abilities on the air drums, a vaguely disturbing love of Miley Cyrus and the uncanny ability to substitute the normal human needs for sleep and food with extended doses of lul intarwebz. Of course, these things mean he is the perfect fit for sleepmakeswaves and we can’t wait to bring him to stage near you. Please make him feel welcomed, preferably with macros from 4chan.

"Good so far? Yes, but we’ll probably stay off stage over the next few months to let the new lineup get settled and write some pimpin’ tunes. We need time off to let our sound grow and deliver you the best future SMW possible. But we won’t be away for too long as we’re planning to be back playing shows and roadtesting new material in the middle of the year. As it stands, we’re about halfway through writing a full-length record that we’re hoping to record later in the year if all goes to plan. Exciting stuff!

"In the meantime, spread the word and keep the faith. Tell all your friends to download all our music from Lost Children. It’s free, and free is good. Send us internet love and maybe even waste part of your life on our super-cool internet forum. Thanks for reading and for listening. It’s going to be a good year!"

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sleepmakeswaves Posts Band Update

Sydney post rock/metal band sleepmakeswaves has posted a band update online:

“It’s about time we give you all another update on the goings on with sleepmakeswaves…

“May brought us down through Canberra, Sydney and Wollongong to play the Prog Fest 2009 tour and a show in the ‘Gong which was a first for us. June also gave us the chance to finally play with friends from across the border These Hands Could Separate The Sky, along with our favourites Space Project and our first time sharing the stage with locals Bare Arms.

“In recent news, sleepmakeswaves were graciously invited to provide works for the BBC for their latest Empire of Cricket: Australia series. At present the doco has only been aired in England and Ireland and can be viewed by fans in those countries at this link. It may also be around elsewhere so keep an eye out.

“Tour wise, we have had a lot of demand to get across to Western Australia which we are in the process of planning at the moment and will hopefully (pending the state of the smw wallets) have an announcement regarding this within the next couple of months. Visits to Melbourne, Brisbane and potentially a tour of New Zealand are also on the horizon so watch this space! (if anyone in NZ can help us out, let us know!)

“We have also begun early pre-production for our next release(s). No details on this as yet as it’s all a seeeeecret at this stage!“

You can check out some of the band's music on their MySpace page.

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Prog Fest Returns To Australia In 2009

In 2008, OzProg.com brought together a bunch of bands from Melbourne and Sydney to showcase the burgeoning field of Australian progressive rock. The inaugural Prog Fest concert in Melbourne was a huge success.

The number of acts on this year's festival has quadrupled from six to 24 on a two-city, three-day, multi-stage Prog Fest. The fest will comprise shows in Canberra and Sydney on the weekend of May 15th–17th, 2009.

The Basement in Canberra will play host to Ne Obliviscaris (VIC), Eleventh He Reaches London (WA), Aeon Of Horus, sleepmakeswaves (NSW), Mushroom Giant (VIC), ...Like Foxes and HEIRS (VIC) on Friday, May 15th, before 23 bands from all over Australia are crammed into the Annandale Hotel in Sydney over two huge days on May 16th and 17th. The full Sydney line-up includes: More...

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Sleepmakeswaves EP Available For Free Download

Sydney, Australia post-rock upstarts sleepmakeswaves have ushered in the new year by offering their debut EP release, "In Today Already Walks Tomorrow" as a free download through the Lost Children netlabel.

2009 will see the band release a split CD with Perth's Tangled Thoughts Of Leaving before working on a full-length follow up to the EP.

Lost Children previously distributed sleepmakeswaves' demo release in 2007, which is still available online for free download here.

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