Sleepmakeswaves World Tour - 2012

By: Birds Robe Collective  14-Mar-2012
Keywords: Artists, Entertainment Agencies, Musicians

We're stoked to announce that Sydney-based instrumental rockers sleepmakeswaves have announced an extensive 2012 European tour, celebrating the recent success of their debut album ‘...and so we destroyed everything.’

The band’s “(hello) Europe” tour sees them visiting 8 countries in April, including co-headlining Belgium’s Dunk! Festival, alongside Pelican, This Will Destroy You and 65daysofstatic. The current PR and photo is attached, would be great if you could help us spread the word.

The news adds to an already busy schedule for the 4-piece group. sleepmakeswaves play SXSW festival in early March, as part of a 7-date US tour. The band was also recently announced to support Japanese art-rock quartet BORIS in Sydney and Melbourne in late March. Following this, they will complete the last shows of their successful 15-date  "(hello) Australia" national tour before heading to Europe.

The video clip for the band's single "(hello) cloud mountain" is online here:

ASWDE was named ‘Record of the Week’ by KOOP radio (Texas) and Nowlikephotographs and featured in a diverse number of 2011 year-end lists, including Drum Media, , Sputnik Music and Metal Obsession.

One of the best albums of the year and certainly the best instrumental album” – Chris Maric, Drum Media

A band of cinematic proportions” – Fred Bevan, The Silent Ballet

A really great take on the instrumental rock genre” – Dom Alessio, triple j

sleepmakeswaves sound like what would happen if Jeff Buckley never sang on his records; full of emotion” – Jonno Seidler,

“more than any instrumental band I have ever listened to, sleepmakeswaves make me feel” – Daniel Roe,


Full European dates as follows:


Sun 8th April @ DUNK!festival, Zottegem, BELGIUM w/65daysofstatic + more

Tues 10th April @ Lboat, Bordeaux FRANCE

Wed 11th April @ TBA, Clermont-Ferrand FRANCE

Fri 13th April @ Hall de Schars, Strasbourg FRANCE

Sat 14th April @ JH Kloster, Weil de Stadt GERMANY

Sun 15th April @ Café Wagner, Jena GERMANY

Mon 16th April @ DOM, Lodz POLAND

Tues 17th April @ Hydrozagadka, Warsaw POLAND

Thurs 19th April @ Batelier, Bratislava SLOVAKIA

Fri 20th April @ Pending Lips Festival, Milan ITALY

Sat 21st April @ KUD, Ljublana SLOVENIA

Tues 24th April @ Baracke, Munster GERMANY

Fri 27th April @ TBA, Lviv UKRAINE

Sat 28th April @ TBA, Kiev UKRAINE




sleepmakeswaves have also announced US tour dates leading up to their appearance at SXSW in Texas. The band will visit Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia and Houston before heading over to showcase in Austin.


sleepmakeswaves 2012 US tour dates:


Fri March 9th @ Homeroom, Los Angeles CA (all ages)

Sat March 10th @ The Acheron, Brooklyn, NY (all ages)

Sun March 11th @ St Vitus, Brooklyn, NY

Mon March 12th @ Milkboy, Philadelphia, PA

Tues March 13th @ Warehouse Live, Houston TX (all ages) - 7pm sharp

Wed March 14th @ Headhunters Patio, Austin TX - 11.55pm

Sat March 17th @ Maggie Mae's, Austin TX - 1.30pm sharp




The band's tunes are online at . They are currently completing their "(hello) Australia tour". After visiting 6 states in February and early March, they return to play 2 additional NSW dates in late March:


Fri 23rd March @ Yours and Owls, Wollongong NSW w/Siren Lines + Elliphant

Wed 28th March @ Beach Rd Hotel, Bondi NSW w/super FLORENCE jam + Meniscus - FREE entry from 8.30pm




The band will also support Japan's BORIS in Sydney and Melbourne at the following shows:


Thurs March 22nd @ Metro Theatre, Sydney w/Laura

Sat March 24th @ Corner Hotel, Melbourne w/Laura + These Hands Could Separate The Sky


“...and so we destroyed everything” by sleepmakeswaves is out now through Bird’s Robe Records:

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