Bird’s Robe & Cult Artists present


Elephant Gym & Meniscus
Max Watt's Melbourne (Melbourne, VIC)
Friday, 26 April 2024 7:30 PM
1 day away
18 Plus
Progressive Rock
Metal / Hard Rock

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Australian instrumental post-rockers sleepmakeswaves have announced they will tour Australia, Europe and the USA in support of their new album ‘It’s Here, But I Have No Names For It.’

The band released an animated video to announce the new album and its planned release date of Friday 12 April, along with details of the first single ‘Super Realm Park.’

The band will kick off their world tour in Australia in April, playing shows in Melbourne, Sydney & Brisbane with support from Taiwanese math rock legends ELEPHANT GYM and fellow Australian post-rock veterans MENISCUS.

sleepmakeswaves will then return to Europe in May to headline Belgium’s Dunk Festival, and North America to co-headline PostFest in Indianapolis in July. Further shows will be added.

The new album ‘It’s Here, But I Have No Names For It’ was produced by the band themselves, at Golden Retriever Studios in Sydney, Australia. Written during the pandemic, it was originally recorded during 2022 just before the band embarked on a 3 month tour for their previous EP trilogy ‘these are not your dreams.’ Further recording was completed in 2023, including string arrangements by Simeon Bartholomew (SEIMS). The record was then mixed by Andrei Eremin (Closure in Moscow, Tash Sultana, G Flip, Luca Brasi) in Philadelphia USA and mastered by Jeff Lipton and Maria Rice at Peerless Mastering in Boston USA.

The first single ‘Super Realm Park’, prefiguring the record as a whole, is a majestic return to the classic hallmarks of the band’s melodic post-rock sound, whilst introducing new production and arrangement elements. Fans of the band’s heavy bombastic aggression will resonate with tracks such as ‘All Hail Skull’ and ‘Ritual Control.’ They also shine with invigorated melodic and emotive performances and arrangements on tracks like ‘Black Paradise’ and ‘Terror Future.’ Retaining their signature approach to heavy dynamics and crescendos the band are still at their unmatched peak when they turn their hand to cataclysmic emotional epics such as the title track and the album closer ‘This Close Forever.’

The band released a statement to fans, saying:
“The instrumental band sleepmakeswaves

Decided rock music they must save

In the year twenty twenty four

Fans were clamouring for more

So they dropped a new record

It’s a rave!”

Joining the Australian tour for all shows will be Taiwanese math rock trio ELEPHANT GYM on their first ever visit to Australia. Elephant Gym is a world renowned alternative math rock trio comprising siblings KT (vocals, bass) and Tell (guitar) and their childhood friend Chia Chin (drums). Characterised by heavy bass lines and eclectic jazz influences, their skillful performances have graced stages at major festivals including Fuji Rock, Summer Sonic and ArcTanGent. In 2022 they released their third full-length album ‘Dreams’ and followed up with a 10th anniversary album ‘World’ in December 2023.

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Opening all shows in Australia will be MENISCUS. Known for their powerful and dynamic live performances, the Sydney trio have earned a fervent following for their epic sound. Along three acclaimed releases, the band have toured Europe twice, performing at Germany’s Fusion Festival and Belgium’s Dunk Festival, as well as touring alongside their peers Russian Circles, We Lost The Sea, sleepmakeswaves, Dead Letter Circus and Caspian during their 16-year career to date.

Watch Meniscus ‘Head Rush’

7.30pm Doors

8.00-8.40pm Meniscus
9.00-9.50pm Elephant Gym
10.15-11.30pm sleepmakeswaves