sleepmakes​waves to tour with Karnivool & Dead Letter Circus in January

Australia’s two biggest progressive rock exports KARNIVOOL and DEAD LETTER CIRCUS have teamed up with post-rock trailblazers SLEEPMAKESWAVES for a massive Australian tour this summer.
The Polymorphism tour will kick off Jan 8th at the Palace Theatre in Melbourne, before visiting Brisbane, Coolangatta, Coffs Harbour, Newcastle, Sydney, Wollongong and wrapping up at a massive show at Red Hill Auditorium in Karnivool’s hometown of Perth on Jan 23rd.
Both Karnivool & Dead Letter Circus are touring heavily with new albums: Karnivool’s third album Asymmetry debuted at #1 in July, while Dead Letter Circus’ The Catalyst Fire was their second #2 ARIA chart placing. Having played a string of major European festivals earlier this year, Karnivool are currently touring Europe including sold-out shows in London, Brussels, Munich and Paris. Dead Letter Circus are now in the US, following headline dates and festivals in South Africa and Europe.
Sydney instrumental post-rock/prog quartet sleepmakeswaves have had an amazing run since the release of their debut album “…and so we destroyed everything.”  Over the past two years, their busy schedule has included 7 Australian tours, 2 European tours, touring the USA and playing SXSW, supports for 65daysofstatic, Omar Rodriguez-Lopez and Karnivool – and an unprecedented nomination for an ARIA Award in 2012. Currently in the middle of a mammoth 38-date tour of the UK and Europe, sleepmakeswaves will release their much-anticipated second album in 2014.
 
“We can think of no better way to kick off 2014 than to accompany our amazing friends Karnivool and Dead Letter Circus on a January Australian tour! Honoured to be joining such a lineup. Looking forward to seeing you again, Australia <3″
Polymorphism 2014 – presented by Billions Australia, Fidelity Corp, Triple M & fasterlouder
Tickets for all shows from www.karnivool.com.au/tour
Wed Jan 8 @ Palace Theatre, Melbourne VIC
Thu Jan 9 @ Palace Theatre, Melbourne VIC
Sat Jan 11 @ Marquee, Brisbane Showgrounds, Brisbane QLD
Sun Jan 12 @ Coolangatta Hotel, Coolangatta QLD
Wed Jan 15 @ CEX, Coffs Harbour NSW
Thu Jan 16 @ Newcastle Panthers, Newcastle NSW
Fri Jan 17 @ Roundhouse, Sydney NSW
Sun Jan 19 @ Waves, Wollongong NSW
Thu Jan 23 @ Red Hill Auditorium, Perth WA
 
www.facebook.com/sleepmakeswaves
www.sleepmakeswaves.com
 
Videos and photos online at www.onepagelink.com/sleepmakeswaves
 
“…and so we destroyed everything” is out now through Bird’s Robe Records/MGM (iTunes & JB Hi Fi & Bandcamp)

Teal announce east coast tour supporting The Butterfly Effect

Sydney rock band Teal has a huge end of 2013 planned after announcing today they will open for The Butterfly Effect on their east coast tour dates in October.

The band have just completed a successful headline tour (including a sold-out show at Sydney’s Spectrum) and the news follows the release of the band’s debut EP ‘Hearth’ which has so far seen airplay for lead single ‘Solitaires’ on triple j, FBi, 4zzz and community radio nationally. ‘Hearth’ was produced by Lucius Borich, best known for being the drummer of Cog, Floating Me and currently The Nerve. The 5 track EP is Lucius’s first official foray into producing after opening Keysound Studios in 2012.

The upcoming dates are an opportunity for the young alternative/progressive rockers to cap off an amazing 18 months. After signing with manager Hamish Smith at Blue Shift Entertainment, they have been occupied touring the east coast and playing shows with sleepmakeswaves, Dead Letter Circus, Closure in Moscow, The Red Paintings & Twelve Foot Ninja.

Mid-2013 saw the band signing with Sydney-based Bird’s Robe Records, joining an impressive roster of Australian and international art rock and progressive acts, including 65daysofstatic, sleepmakeswaves, The Red Paintings and The Crooked Fiddle Band.

“An epic way to debut. Think somewhere between Muse and Birds Of Tokyo.” – Dom Alessio, triple j

“You guys are great – dramatic…and sensational.” – Rosie Beaton, triple j Unearthed

If this is a sign of things to come, TEAL – you guys are doing it right!” – SF Media

Working with Teal was something very special for me. These guys have a big future.” – Lucius Borich

They are a fantastic live band. Make sure you catch them on stage!” – OzProg

Teal will open for The Butterfly Effect at the following shows:

Thu Oct 10th @ The Zoo, Brisbane QLD www.oztix.com.au

Fri Oct 11th @ Gershwin Room, Melbourne QLD www.moshtix.com.au

Sat Oct 19th @ Annandale Hotel, Sydney NSW www.oztix.com.au

‘Hearth’ is out now through Bird’s Robe Records/MGM

Listen/download http://birdsrobe.bandcamp.com/album/hearth-ep
Preview on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/hearth-ep/id688105915

sleepmakeswaves announce Australian tour for June/July

Sydney ambient/melodic post-rockers SLEEPMAKESWAVES have announced a massive national tour for June & July. Taking in 6 states (and 1 territory) the ‘…and so we played everything’ tour will take the band’s epic and climactic live show around the country, in their only headline tour for 2013.
 
The shows follow a massive 2012, which saw them tour Australia, the US and Europe; and even an ARIA nomination for their debut album, “…and so we destroyed everything.”
Their jam-packed international touring schedule follows the success of their debut album which has been featured on national and international radio including triple j, the BBC and spending 7 weeks on CMJ’s Top 200. It was also named in year-end lists including Drum Media and Sputnik.
Most recently, the band have released a collection of remixes, featuring contributions from 65daysofstatic, Rosetta, Kyson, Tangled Thoughts of Leaving, Serious Beak, Atlantis, Glasfrosch and Klue. The album is cheekily titled “…and then they remixed everything”
with the remixes from Kyson & 65daysosfstatic featuring on Triple J, FBi, RTR, 4zzz, PBS and community radio nationwide.
 
The latest remix to hit radio is True Vibe Nation member Klue’s funky breakdown of ‘to you they are birds, to me they are voices in the forest’ which features the epic track converted into a danceable jam.
http://birdsrobe.bandcamp.com/track/to-you-they-are-birds-to-me-they-are-voices-in-the-forest-klue-remix
 
The aptly titled ‘…and so we played everything’ tour will also see sleepmakeswaves premiering a host of fresh new material, following intense writing sessions over the past few months. With alternating sets each night and a brand new light show, this will be the band’s only Australian headline tour of 2013 and comes ahead of further international touring announcements – and then finally, the recording of their much-anticipated second album.
sleepmakeswaves “…and so we played everything” Australian tour June/July 2013
Fri June 21 @ ANU Bar, CANBERRA ACT www.moshtix.com.au
Sat June 22 @ Town Hall, WOLLONGONG NSW www.oztix.com.au
Fri June 28 @ Annandale Hotel, SYDNEY NSW www.annandalehotel.com 
Sat June 29 @ Cambridge Hotel, NEWCASTLE NSW www.moshtix.com.au
Sat July 6 @ Evelyn Hotel, MELBOURNE VIC www.moshtix.com.au 
Sun July 7 @ Evelyn Hotel, MELBOURNE VIC www.moshtix.com.au
Thu July 11 @ Port Macquarie Hotel, PORT MACQUARIE NSW (free entry)Fri July 12 @ Tempo Hotel, BRISBANE QLD www.oztix.com.au
Sat July 13 @ The Northern, BYRON BAY NSW (free entry)Thu July 18 @ Mojo’s, FREMANTLE WA www.oztix.com.au
Fri July 19 @ Amplifier, PERTH WA www.oztix.com.au
Sat July 20 @ Crown and Anchor, ADELAIDE SA www.oztix.com.au
Sun July 21 @ Crown and Anchor, ADELAIDE SA www.oztix.com.au Fri July 26 @ Annandale Hotel, SYDNEY NSW www.annandalehotel.com
 
“…and so we destroyed everything” http://birdsrobe.bandcamp.com/album/and-so-we-destroyed-everything& “…and then they remixed everything” http://birdsrobe.bandcamp.com/album/and-then-they-remixed-everything
are out now on Bird’s Robe RecordsVideo for (hello) cloud mountain http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVIYNQzAjwo\Live at Dunk Festival http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CmC8fTjvneY
www.sleepmakeswaves.com / www.facebook.com/sleepmakeswaves / www.birdsrobe.com

Tangled Thoughts of Leaving announced for Dunk Festival and confirm new representation

Perth experimental rock group Tangled Thoughts of Leaving have announced that they will be performing at next year’s Dunk! Festival in Zottegem, Belgium.

The alternative music festival is held March 29-31, 2013 and the lineup includes Maserati (US), My Empty Phantom (US), My Education (US), fellow Australians HEIRS and many more.

The festival will kick off Tangled Thoughts of Leaving’s maiden tour of Europe, with more dates and details yet to be announced.

Tangled Thoughts of Leaving’s latest album Deaden the Fields has seen the band develop a cult following worldwide. They have toured extensively across Australia during 2011 and 2012, including supports for Russian Circles, Boris, The Ocean, Dead Letter Circus, sleepmakeswaves, Grails and their own headline club tours with several sold-out dates in their home town of Perth.

The piano-driven progressive rock quartet have also announced new representation for Australia, with The Bird’s Robe Collective‘s Mike Solo (sleepmakeswaves, The Red Paintings, Pirate) coming on board the management team alongside Revert Entertainment’s Bradley Lindsay. Solo will also look after publicity for the band worldwide. Bookings in the UK and Europe will be handled by Belgium-based Frontal Noize agency’s Pieter Blomme.

Tangled Thoughts of Leaving will open 2013 by supporting 65daysofstatic (UK) at The Bakery in Perth on Sat Jan 5th, followed by a new release and national tour.

Personally, I consider TTOL to be one of the finest live bands in the country at the moment – it’ll be exciting to see the impact their live show has overseas. Significantly, TTOL and Heirs are only the 2nd and 3rd bands ever to play at Dunk Festival, after sleepmakeswaves’ co-headlining spot last year alongside 65daysofstatic, Pelican and This Will Destroy You. With PVT, Seekae, Meniscus and The Night Terrors also having toured Europe during the past year, it’s great to see Australian experimental music doing so well over there – we have some world-class talent at home, so get out and support them!

Tour Dates (More TBA)

Saturday, 5th January
The Bakery, Perth WA w/65daysofstatic (UK) + sleepmakeswaves http://www.tickets.lifeisnoise.com

Saturday, 30th March
Dunk Festival, Zottegem BE w/Maserati (USA) + My Empty Phantom (USA) + more http://www.dunkfestival.be

New Management:

Revert Entertainment – Bradley Lindsay brad@revertentertainment.com
The Bird’s Robe Collective – Mike Solo birdsrobe@gmail.com / 0404 937 095

Bookings:

AUS – Bradley Lindsay brad@revertentertainment.com
UK/EU – Pieter Blomme pieter.blomme@gmail.com

Publicity – Mike Solo birdsrobe@gmail.com / 0404 937 095

Watch: Tangled Thoughts of Leaving (live in Sydney)

Unitopia release ‘Covered Mirror’

Australia progressive rock icons UNITOPIA have announced the release of ‘Covered Mirror’ – a studio album dedicated to showcasing the band’s reinterpretations of their biggest influences. Including tributes to Yes, Genesis, Supertramp and a stunning rendition of the classic ‘Calling Occupants Of Interplanetary Craft’ by unheralded 70s act Klaatu, the record is a lovingly crafted homage to some of the biggest acts of the prog era.

Fittingly, these tracks are tackled by one of modern prog’s most accomplished artists. Unitopia are one of Australia’s biggest progressive rock exports. Renowned for their melodic, classic fusion of rock, world music and contemporary sounds across Europe, they are icons amongst the progressive rock underground.

Formed in the 1990s by ex-major label exec Mark Trueack and songwriting partner Sean Timms, they have forged a formidable fan base across the world on the strength of a series of well-received albums exploring contemporary progressive rock.

Melding influences as diverse as The Flower Kings, Pink Floyd, Genesis, Yes, Sting and Supertramp, their popularity exploded upon the release of their opus ‘The Garden’ and since then have toured Europe and Australia to adoring audiences.

With a prolific recording history and a passionate audience with an appetite for more, their latest releases have shown the band’s versatility across a myriad of styles – ‘One Night In Europe’ showcases their impressive live stage show at a packed house in the Netherlands during their successful 2011 tour, whilst ‘Covered Mirror’ pays tribute to their influences across a massive deluxe edition release with impeccable production.

2013 will see the band working on a highly-anticipated series of recording projects, before they embark on yet another extensive world tour in 2014.

‘Covered Mirror – Volume 1: Smooth As Silk’ is out now through Bird’s Robe Records.

BRR http://birdsrobe.bandcamp.com/album/covered-mirror-vol-1-smooth-as-silk

JB Hi Fi http://www.jbhifionline.com.au/music/pop-rock/covered-mirror-vol-1-smooth-as-silk/679277

www.unitopiamusic.com

www.birdsrobe.com

Pirate release new video for ‘In The Balance’

Sydney-based experimental rock group PIRATE have released a new video for their track ‘In The Balance’, taken from their debut album ‘Left Of Mind.’

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDY5jbce6OQ

Directed by Paul Cook of POP Films, it was filmed at Sydney’s Troy Horse studio, with an array of visual effects and lighting.

Reflecting the minimimalist nature of the track, the video is suitably stripped-back.

Pirate have toured their fiercely experimental avante-garde rock since the release of Left Of Mind, including supports for FloatingMe, sleepmakeswaves and Sydonia, as well as featuring on both Sydney and Melbourne Progfest events and headlining their own club shows.

They will cap off the year on the Bird’s Robe label showcase tour, taking in the Annandale Hotel in Sydney on Dec 22nd and Curtin Bandroom in Melbourne on Dec 23rd, alongside sleepmakeswaves, Meniscus and Toehider.

Left of Mind is available now from www.birdsrobe.bandcamp.com (Australia/US) or www.justforkicks.de (Europe)