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Melbourne, Australia (2010 – 2014)

Snakadaktal were an Australian indie pop/dream pop band, who formed in 2010 in Melbourne, Victoria. The band consisted of vocalist/guitarist/keyboardist Sean Heathcliff, vocalist/keyboardist Phoebe Cockburn, guitarist Joseph Clough, bassist Jarrah Mccarty-Smith and drummer Barna Nemeth.

Snakadaktal were named the Triple J Unearthed High winners for 2011. Following their success on Triple J, the band signed a record deal with I OH YOU Records. On November 25, 2011, Snakadaktal released their debut self-titled EP. The two singles, “Chimera” and “Air” from their self titled EP, achieved high rotation on Triple J.

Snakadaktal’s debut EP reached number 26 on the digital ARIA Charts in 2011. Their track “Air” was ranked #22 in the Triple J Hottest 100, 2011 and their song “Dance Bear” was voted #93 in the Triple J Hottest 100, 2012.The band’s debut LP, Sleep in the Water, was released on 2 August 2013. “Hung on Tight” was the first official single from the album, released 24 June 2013. “Fall Underneath” was released as the second single in November 2013.

On March 16 2014, the band announced their breakup. On 17th March, Snakadaktal released a free album on Bandcamp, features demo’s, unreleased tracks and ideas.


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  • Evilninja1337

    Also I hope this band becomes largely posthumously influential, because they are really addicting. Especially Fall Underneath. The music video is entrancing

    15 Nov 3:28pm Reply
  • Evilninja1337

    guy below me knows what he is talking about. I noticed the Foals sound RIGHT away, agree with the xx and daughter as well.

    15 Nov 3:27pm Reply
  • polaroidgaze88

    I've noticed that snakadaktal has a unique sound, to where most of the similar artists come nowhere near their sound...weird how the list could be a tad bit misleading. I say they sound similar to the xx, beach house, snowmine, daughter and foals.

    7 Nov 5:50am Reply
  • vikadirectioner


    17 Sep 8:06pm Reply
  • Apachey

    oh, we're great band, let's break up WHYY :[[[

    17 Sep 4:22pm Reply
  • P0c0

    Yep, I had the same vibe, especially on "Hung on Tight", loving it.

    2 Sep 11:05am Reply
  • Evilninja1337

    commenter below me has it just right. I see the heavy Foals influence as well

    4 Aug 6:31pm Reply
  • tommyhaych

    Just found this album and they've split up. Whattttttttt!!! It's certainly tickling the Total Life Forever-era Foals gland though.

    1 Apr 12:38pm Reply
  • Free_Wild_Wind


    22 Mar 6:55pm Reply
  • Strokarlos

    WHAT!? O_o I've just started to listen to them and I found out they broke up...damn! now i feel bad u__u

    21 Mar 6:12pm Reply
  • N0-FACE

    sadadaktal :(

    17 Mar 8:00pm Reply
  • jaym0nstaa


    17 Mar 10:48am Reply
  • Clevdegranz143


    16 Mar 12:36pm Reply
  • itc87

    Beautiful new album.

    4 Jan 10:41am Reply
  • BA822

    Where can I find their album to buy?

    6 Dec 2013 Reply
  • nostalgia-rush

    this band is actually really good. i dislike all the similar artists, but Snak has something special.

    3 Dec 2013 Reply
  • srbin_1389

    с 2012 года мне не поподался такой ровно хороший альбом.

    16 Oct 2013 Reply
  • cih_missa


    24 Sep 2013 Reply
  • ttyAOO

    The bio wasn't meant for earthlings.

    21 Sep 2013 Reply
  • Strudlif

    нереальное крутая группа, можно так сказать релаксирующий дрим поп, обожаю такое звучание <3

    20 Sep 2013 Reply
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