Australian instrumental post-rockers 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 on Bird’s Robe Records of Australia.

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.

Cascades is the first new music from Australian post-rock band sleepmakeswaves in 3 years, following their ARIA-nominated albums Made of Breath Only (2017) and Love of Cartography (2014). It features the band’s trademark instrumental swells and soaring melodies over a lumbering rhythmic base, before unfolding to reveal an surprising turn for the instrumental band: vocals. Although the band have experimented with vocals on album tracks since their debut in 2011, this is the first single that the band have produced featuring a lead vocal melody (sung by guitarist Otto Wicks-Green). The track closes with an epic flourish in true sleepmakeswaves fashion, as the lyrics ring out.

The first single Cascades from the No Safe Place EP, part of the These Are Not Your Dreams trilogy of EPs is out now!

Cover Photo: Georgia Blackie