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Great Northern Tour 2015 -sleepmakeswaves + Gay Paris Sydney ambient/melodic post-rockers SLEEPMAKESWAVES have announced a massive international tour in support of their new album Love of Cartography. The Great Northern tour celebrates the release of the bands latest single and will see them play 55 shows in 22 countries across Europe, the UK, Asia, Australia and New Zealand in their biggest tour to date.sleepmakeswaves had a massive 2014, with Love of Cartography charting at #31 on the ARIA Chart (#2 on the 100% Independent Charts behind Sia) and nominated for an ARIA Award, J Award, AIR Award and 3 AU Review awards.The bands singles Something Like Avalanches and Great Northern have aired on triple j and community radio nationally, as well as hitting the Top 200 on CMJ college radio charts in the US. 2014 included touring with Karnivool & Dead Letter Circus, as well as headlining their own shows around Australia, the UK & Europe, including Belgiums Dunk Festival and Londons Beyond The Redshift Festival.This year, sleepmakeswaves head to the UK & Europe for a co-headlining tour with Indian/English progressive rock powerhouse SKYHARBOR and Polish cinematic rock outfit TIDES FROM NEBULA. They then headline shows in Greece, Russia, China, Hong Kong, Malaysia & Singapore, before returning home for a massive Australian & New Zealand tour to wrap up their epic run across the globe.With a series of unforgettable and thundering sequences Love of Cartography presents the bands continued desire to map new creative directions. Recorded in Byron Bay at Studio 301 with producer Nick DiDia (Karnivool, Pearl Jam, Stone Temple Pilots, Powderfinger, Rage Against The Machine), the albums 10 tracks range from the epic bombast of Perfect Detonator to the delicate and subtle electronic flourishes of A Little Spark. The album was supported by a Pozible pre-order campaign, through which the band raised over $30,000 from fans to put towards the album.sleepmakeswaves recently released a new video for their single Great Northern. The driving melodic epic is a dramatic and rhythmic take on the bands energetic instrumentals, featuring memorable hooks and a balance of electronic ambience and rock drive.Watch the video heresleepmakeswaves have had an amazing run since the release of their debut album and so we destroyed everything. Over the past 3 years, their busy schedule has included 8 Australian tours, 3 European tours, touring the USA and playing SXSW, supports for 65daysofstatic and Karnivool and an unprecedented nomination for an ARIA Award in 2012.** Love of Cartography is out now through Birds Robe Records/MGM**Save
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Bio: “We're bringing art back to music and rock back to rock n' roll. We're putting the Devil in a sweet red dress and heels made for cloven hooves and makin' God dance with him until they put their differences aside and make sweet, blasphemous love in plain sight. We know what the people need even if...See Full Bio
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