Biography

eepin’ it lowercase since 2006… sleepmakeswaves have had a busy 4 years since the release of their debut album ‘…and so we destroyed everything’ in 2011. 10 Australian tours, 4 European tours and a trip to the USA including SXSW. They’ve toured with 65daysofstatic, Karnivool, Russian Circles, Dead Letter Circus, Boris, Tortoise & in 2012 and 2014 were unprecedentedly nominated for an ARIA award. In 2014, the band released their most epic record to date – ‘Love Of Cartography’ signals their continued desire to map new creative directions. Recorded with Nick DiDia at Studios 301, the album’s singles ‘Something Like Avalanches’ & ‘Great Northern’ received airplay on triple j and across Australian & international community & college radio. ‘Love of Cartography’ was also nominated for an ARIA Award, J Award, AIR Award and 3 AU Review Awards. 2015 kicked off with a massive 55-date, 22-country tour, with the band spending 3 months on the road, including playing to packed rooms across the UK, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. Show 55 at Sydney’s iconic Metro Theatre was a memorable homecoming for the band and recorded for posterity by triple j for Live at the Wireless. 2015 will wrap up with a massive hometown party on Dec 5 at Sydney’s Manning Bar, as well as Port Macquarie’s Festival of the Sun on Dec 11. Expect more touring, more volume and a few more surprises from the Australian instrumental rock quartet in 2016.

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