sleepmakeswaves have announced new music for 2020, three years since their 2017 release ‘Made of Breath Only.’ The new project, titled ‘these are not your dreams’ will be released on 15 May 2020.

Rather than following a conventional release pattern, new songs will be released as a series of 3 EPs over the next few months, with ‘No Safe Place’ out on Feb 21, ‘Out of Hours’ released on April 17 and ‘Not an Exit’ released May 15.

Listen to new single ‘Batavia’ now –

The band announced the news to fans with a typically quirky video online here: 

Hi I’m Alex, I’m Otto, I’m Tim & we’re sleepmakeswaves.   A lot’s happened since our last release. It’s a crazier, darker world… it’s warmer and everyone’s been busy. It’s damn hard keeping the artist ship afloat, when being an artist doesn’t mean what it used to.  And we know we’re rubbish on social media, but we’ve been keeping our heads down and working hard on new material. It’s taking shape.  

Songs are written, and it’s now time to make some announcements… to put it simply: sleepmakeswaves are back.  Everything you’ll hear soon will have been written, recorded, mixed and produced by the band.  And we wanted to work harder than ever to justify it in an age of limitless novelty.  With all that said, we’re thrilled to announce we’re releasing a trilogy of 3 unique EPs this year.

Each will convey something specific about where we’ve headed artistically over the last two years.   These records will be released with special packaging and art, designed by our long time friend and collaborator James Stuart.   The EPs will be available as separate vinyl records for collectors, and as a full-length CD for those of you who enjoy the smooth sounds of the compact disc. 

We’re producing all of these as a one-time limited edition release & we’re happy to be using recycled materials to produce these physical products wherever possible, as well as offsetting the carbon footprint for the other merch packages available from our website. 

It’s been a long time coming. If you’re still here, we hope you understand how grateful we are to have your support after all these years. We’re proud and excited to share this with you, and we want to thank our dear friend and manager Mike for sticking with us to see this through. That’s it from us.

More news soon. hoo roo. 

*cue epic post music and slow motion birds flying into sunset*

‘these are not your dreams’ full record released 15 May 2020  

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