Australian instrumental post-rockers SLEEPMAKESWAVES have announced new music for 2020, three years since their 2017 release Made of Breath Only. The new project, titled These Are Not Your Dreams will be released on 17th July.
Rather than following a conventional release pattern, new songs will be released as a series of 3 EPs over the next few months, with No Safe Place out now, Out of Hours released on June 5 and Not an Exit released July 3. The first single Cascades debuted on triple j’s Home & Hosed in January, with a second track The Endings That We Write premiering on triple j’s The Racket in February.
Today, the band releases another new single Pyramids, the track comes from the forthcoming Out of Hours EP which forms part of the band’s These Are Not Your Dreams , due out in July. The release follows their ARIA-nominated albums Made of Breath Only (2017) and Love of Cartography (2014).
Alex Wilson (bass, keyboard, electronics) notes:
“Pyramids marries cosmic space-rock noodling with stupidly boneheaded riffs, and I love it for that reason. The original exotic melody was kicking around in my head and getting demo’d back in the Made of Breath Only album days but it took a while for us to give it the time it deserved. This is one I really can’t wait to play live.”
We are thrilled to give you the premiere for the “Powerful, energetic, aggressive” new track Pyramids via Everything Is Noise!
The Out of Hours EP as a whole showcases more of the band’s 90s alternative/emo influences, whilst still retaining all the powerhouse drive and emotional impact of their trademark instrumental writing.
All music was entirely self produced, recorded & mixed by the band. Rather than following a conventional release pattern, the band have opted to release this collection of tracks as a series of 3 EPs during 2020, which will then be released in full in July as part of the These Are Not Your Dreams record.
On the new trilogy of EP’s the band comments:
“These Are Not Your Dreams refers to how modern life is rubbish and the internet is invading our brains. It’s control through disorientation and the manipulation of ‘your dreams.’
Every song from this series has been an experiment in how far we can push ourselves creatively and sonically… because what else is there? There’s so much going on all the time, why do people need more?
We’ve set ourselves the challenge of answering that question every day we’ve worked on our material. And we wanted to work harder than ever to justify it in an age of limitless novelty.
We’re producing all of these as a one-time limited edition release & we’re happy to be using recycled materials to produce these physical products wherever possible, as well as offsetting the carbon footprint for the other merch packages. It’s been a long time coming. If you’re still here, we hope you understand how grateful we are to have your support after all these years. We’re proud and excited to share this with you, and we want to thank our dear friend and manager Mike for sticking with us to see this through. That’s it from us.”
The continuation of sleepmakeswaves is an ongoing a celebration of all that. A way to say thank you for everything, with a quick glance backwards, before continuing on with many more new things to come.
Expect plenty of surprises, new music and one heck of a live post-rock show from this hard-working still-young band!
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