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Sleepmakeswaves (typeset as sleepmakeswaves) are an Australian band who formed in Sydney, New South Wales in December 2006.

The group is currently composed of guitarist Jonathan Khor, guitarist Otto Wicks-green, drummer Tim Adderley and bassist Alex Wilson. To date they have released one extended play (2008’s In Today Already Walks Tomorrow) and one full length studio album (2011’s …and so we destroyed everything), as well as a split EP with Perth band Tangled Thoughts of Leaving. The band have reached notable success internationally for their energetic live performances and modern approach to post rock. They are currently released through Australian independent record label Bird’s Robe Records, which is distributed through MGM in Australia and independently worldwide. In 2013, UK label Monotreme Records licensed their album for an international release across the UK, Europe and North America.

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.


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  • Zhivotovskiy

    best for autumn

    13 Oct 9:22am Reply
  • Jenzen1981

    New drummer kicks ass. He's spot on!

    10 Sep 1:25am Reply
  • Aki_Kato

    Hi. My new album available for download! Listen it full. Post-Rock, Atmospheric-metal

    9 Sep 2:40pm Reply
  • knight_88

    New album is amazing!

    6 Sep 4:18pm Reply
  • hpsss

    Your Time Will Come Again is a masterpiece.

    5 Sep 2:40pm Reply
  • overwriteitall

    Nice album arts!

    5 Sep 11:31am Reply
  • ItsThiagoBanger

    New album is great.

    1 Sep 12:59pm Reply
  • Lucyfier

    it's good, but it feels much more generic than their previous releases [2]

    30 Aug 10:30am Reply
  • ArrTheMesia

    Very serious post-rock... I mean, how amazing this music is! Bravo!

    28 Aug 1:04pm Reply
  • 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
  • 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'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
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