sleepmakeswaves’ 2008 debut In Today Already Walks Tomorrow was the first glimpse of the Australian band on the global stage. Indeed, the viral success of lead track one day you will teach me to let go of my fears made such an impact that it catapulted the band to the top end of The Silent Ballet’s 2008 end-of-year list, clocked over 50,000 downloads and earned them a loyal following around the world. Such a reaction for a band only newly minted in their homeland suggested something special about their approach – with music so immediately evocative that it speaks to people on a universal level.
sleepmakeswaves’ dramatic and sumptuous approach to their craft is brilliantly showcased on this diverse record, which blends powerful, dynamic guitars and strings with impeccably constructed electronics. At times heavy and climactic; at times understated and quiet, but always with a keen sense of melody and songcraft at the heart, in today already walks tomorrow truly merits the descriptions ‘lush’ and ‘cinematic’.