On the verge of heading to Europe to spread the word about their new record Made of Breath Only at many a festival and music venue, sleepmakeswaves have popped into triple j to lay down what could be the most epic Like a Version to date – a tribute to 90’s trance producer Robert Miles‘ with a cover of his massive single ‘Children’.
The Italian-born producer legend passed away just last month from cancer and was best known for his ubiquitous platinum-selling 1996 single which became an anthem for the dance genre. It was the first time EVER that Like a Version has featured both the artist’s song and the cover as instrumentals – sleepmakeswaves didn’t compromise on their post-rock instrumental credentials, captivating the airwaves with their hard-out heavy take on Miles’ trance classic – and paying tribute to the man himself and his influence.
They also laid down a gorgeous acoustic take on their massive single Tundra, which has been on rotation on the triple j and double j playlists since it’s release. sleepmakeswaves have had an absolutely MONSTER year so far.
A highly successful album release that saw them raise over $45,000 in pre-orders to fund the record, a record that hit #15 on the ARIA chart (and a#1 position on the 100% Independent Chart) improving on both positions from it’s critically-acclaimed predecessor; ‘Tundra’ getting a full rotation addition to triple j‘s playlist and tonnes of spins on community and international radio, an AIR Award Nomination, not to mention all the touring: national headline tour dates that wowed huge audiences, national theatre tours with Underoath and Devin Townsend Project, a ten-date headline tour of China, and a massive European tour looming that includes ArcTanGent, VBergmal, Aloud, Euroblast, ProgPower and Vivid Festival Norway.
Ladies and Gentleman, it’s only half-way through the year… Post-rock trailblazers sleepmakeswaves‘ third album “Made of Breath only” is out now through the year…
Do your dusty eyeballs a favour and check it out here: