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The band formed when Alex Wilson and Tom Binetter responded to a Myspace post by Jonathan Khor, looking to start a new post rock project. Khor had previously collaborated with Jeremy Davidson (aka Johnny Wishbone of the Snowdroppers) and Dom Alessio (of Triple J’s Home and Hosed), before continuing to compose music under the name sleepmakeswaves (which was originally coined by Alessio). Binetter recruited drummer William Smith and the band recorded a self-titled demo, which was released free online through the Lost Children net label.

In 2008 the band released their debut EP, “In Today, Already Walks Tomorrow” featuring 6 tracks. The success of the EP proved the catalyst for the band’s international fan base, aiding this, one fan included the track one day you will teach me to let go of my fears on a Twilight movie fan video on Youtube. Topping 200,000 hits in a matter of days, the video briefly exposed the band to a worldwide audience before being taken down. Acclaimed online music community The Silent Ballet listed the track in their top 30 songs from 2008 alongside releases from peers Sigur Ros, Mogwai, Earth and The Samuel Jackson Five.

In Australia, the band developed a cult following, supporting Pelican on their Australian visit. An online friendship with Perth band Tangled Thoughts of Leaving led to the release of a split EP in 2009.

Later that year, founding guitarist Tom Binetter announced his decision to leave the band to pursue a career in law.

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  • GreenPenti

    Awesome souuuund!!! :))

    20 Aug 9:41pm Reply
  • meolnir

    I don't see any blatant similarities between "perfect detonator" and "radio protector" except that both songs are mind-blowing post-rock songs made by two great bands and as such belong to the best examples of a more energetic but less atmospheric direction of post-rock, even though this classification is, of course, more than superficial.

    13 Aug 10:45pm Reply
  • Bogatzke

    "perfect detonator" is a bit too close to "radio protector" by 65DOS, still a great opening track though

    6 Aug 7:55am Reply
  • a_spaceman

    New album is pretty tight, as I knew it would be, especially on the last three tracks. However it's no ...and then we destroyed everything, but hey that's one of the best records I've ever heard

    21 Jul 8:06am Reply
  • Baysum

    i love these guys

    21 Jul 12:40am Reply
  • ulinvodnaar

    I think that's my problem with it; I've seen them live a few times now and they're phenomenal and it just doesn't translate on record.

    20 Jul 11:39pm Reply
  • DragonBottles

    I really like the new album but I don't like the production - brickwalled, compressed and lacking fidelity.

    14 Jul 3:36pm Reply
  • concretebadger

    The thing that's missing I think is the same problem shared by a lot of 'post rock' (I hate using that term, but sometimes it's just easier) bands: their studio sound can't quite capture the power of their live shows. The new album is great, but I really recommend you see and hear them on tour as well.

    14 Jul 2:53pm Reply
  • DreClawsPrime

    heavier version of EITS (Explosions in the Sky) ! in love with this band ! :)

    13 Jul 9:19am Reply
  • ulinvodnaar

    I agree. It's got all the ingredients of a great album but there's something missing

    12 Jul 12:44am Reply
  • Itochan60

    On my second listen through of the new album....it's good, but it feels much more generic than their previous releases. It just lacks the magic that their other albums seem to have imo.

    7 Jul 9:34pm Reply
  • Arthur_Dent_42

    http://dr.loudness-war.info/ Database about the dynamic range of thousands of albums. Who's fallen casualty to and who survived the so called Loudness War? Find out for yourself. ;) Some brilliant and essential educational stuff on that for every musiclover important topic: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Gmex_4hreQ and http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/LoudnessWar

    7 Jul 6:08am Reply
  • Astral-Blood

    It might be the best album I've heard so far this year!

    5 Jul 3:02am Reply
  • kidlukinhas

    New release is beautiful.

    5 Jul 1:52am Reply
  • CassieMosley

    Found this band thanks to Ne Obliviscaris FB page.

    4 Jun 8:38am Reply
  • diversitymusic

    it's dark, it's cold, it's winter..

    27 May 3:22am Reply
  • TROYABELL

    And tomorrow you play in Madrid... and I can't wait to see you ;) Great band, great sounddddddddddddddd ...

    22 Apr 8:52am Reply
  • Atreidezz

    And amazing remixes for their last LP too, moreover.

    1 Apr 12:20pm Reply
  • Atreidezz

    I chose to listen to the best band ever. Loving everything so far, near flawless compositions and flow, very emotional and ideal.

    1 Apr 12:18pm Reply
  • nmendes

    Great sound guys. Hope to see you in Portugal soon.

    21 Feb 4:05pm Reply
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