Australian post-rock luminaries sleepmakeswaves are on course to release their latest album, Made Of Breath Only, this coming Friday, March 24. To gain further insight into the swelling tide of instrumental ebb and flow that awaits us, we hit Resist Records in Sydney for a vinyl raiding session to learn more about the albums that influenced theirs.

Kids in a candy shop wouldn’t come close to describing Otto and Alex as they sifted through crate after crate in the search of sonic gold. ‘Transportcore’, balancing Paramore with Fugazi, theorising the post-rock-ness of Luca Brasi, guitar teching for High On Fire and the importance of Camp Cope; the session provided us with some otherwise unobtainable insight into sleepmakeswaves and how they craft their creative output.

Currently abroad, the 4-piece will soon be loading up the van to hit the highways of Australia for a run of headline dates. You’ve be hard-pressed to find a band that’s earned the status of Road Dogs as righteously as sleepmakeswaves, so it’s quite clear they’ll have an impressive set in store for us.

Check out Vinyl Raiding Vol. 1 with While She Sleeps here.


sleepmakeswaves Australian Tour Dates
Supported by Caligula’s Horse
Tickets available now.

Friday, March 24
Metro Theatre, Sydney
Tickets: Oztix

Saturday, March 25
Max Watt’s, Melbourne
Tickets: Oztix

Thursday, March 30
ANU Bar, Canberra
Tickets: Oztix

Friday, March 31
Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle
Tickets: Oztix

Thursday, April 6
The Gov, Adelaide
Tickets: Oztix

Friday, April 7
Badlands, Perth
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Saturday, April 8
Max Watt’s, Brisbane
Tickets: Oztix