Post-rock trailblazers sleepmakeswaves have announced a massive start to 2017 with the news that their third album “Made of Breath only” will be released Friday March 24th through Bird’s Robe Records, followed by a headline tour of Australia during March and April.

Known for the passionate energy they bring to live instrumental rock, the band will take their epic and climactic live show around the country, premiering new material from the album for the first time, as well as favourites from their previous ARIA-nominated albums ‘Love of Cartography’ and ‘…and so we destroyed everything.’

Joining the tour at all shows as special guests are Australian progressive rock heavyweights Caligula’s Horse, fresh off a mammoth tour of Australia & New Zealand alongside Opeth. The Brisbane five-piece have enjoyed a meteoric rise since the release of their second album. Touring Europe, sold out shows across Australia and shared stages with the likes of Opeth, Protest the Hero and The Dillinger Escape Plan. This tour will showcase the rare combination of Australia’s most exciting young progressive groups of recent years.

In addition, opening the Metro Theatre show will be post-rockers Solkyri (their first major show back since touring with Mew & Trail of Dead) and Stare at the Clouds; opening at Max Watt’s Melbourne are female-fronted hardcore juggernaut PAGAN, fresh from the Unify festival stage; and opening at Max Watt’s Brisbane are local rock stalwarts Aerials, following their support for Birds of Tokyo last year. Further supports for other dates will be announced in the coming weeks.


sleepmakeswaves have quickly evolved into one of Australia’s most exciting and innovative musical exports. Following tours with scene giants such as Karnivool, Cog, Underoath, 65daysofstatic, Opeth and a forthcoming run alongside prog legend Devin Townsend, the Sydney band’s unique instrumental epics and their energetic performances have seen them connect with a diverse and passionate audience of music fans.

‘Made of Breath only’ is the band’s most ambitious record to date. Following a period of intense touring, relationship challenges, illness and set against the scene of a world in upheaval, the record reflects the band’s experience of darker emotions, balanced by the unprecedented reception to and joy brought from their musical experiences around the world over the past four years – including 11 Australian tours, 4 European tours, 2 North American tours and sold out shows across Asia.

Recorded with renowned producer Nick DiDia (Pearl Jam, Powderfinger, Rage Against the Machine) in Byron Bay, the album features a progressive combination of sounds hinted at in lead single ‘Tundra’ which premiered on triple j. The record at once captures the band’s push to challenge and evolve, whilst retaining all the energy, melody and vibe they are known for.

On the cusp of their third album release, a world tour and with an epic new live show to boot, the ‘Made of Breath only’ tour promises to be one of sleepmakeswaves’ most memorable to date.