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Wed 28 Aug 2013, 8:00pm

Where: Bar on the Hill - University of Newcastle, University Drive, Callaghan, Hunter Region

Restrictions: 18+


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Kicking off on August 23, the tour will see Snakadaktal take their new soundscape to major metro and regional locations across the country.

The band’s new album, Sleep In The Water is a sonic kaleidoscope of endlessly shifting sound, a bold new offering that highlights depths of talent hinted at in previous releases like ‘Air’, ‘Chimera’ and ‘Dance Bear’. Featuring 13 beguiling tracks, including album teaser ‘Ghost’ and the new single ‘Hung On Tight’, Sleep In The Water is a bit like reuniting with an old friend, a friend who’s sailed around the world to come home older and wiser. It is simultaneously ambitious yet tranquil, accomplished and otherworldly but still down-to-Earth.

The first official single from the album ‘Hung On Tight’ along with ‘Ghost’, offers a fine insight into the LP, with masterful wordplay, pitch perfect harmonies and dreamy instrumentals.

Since it was unveiled last week, praise for the album teaser ‘Ghost’ has been high:

"The all-consuming chillout electronica of 'Moon Safari'-era Air with plaintive, minimal balladry in the style of The XX." – Time Out, London

"Ghost and its accompanying visuals swell with a dour grace, their tranquil surfaces concealing a busy, rich underbelly." – The Line Of Best Fit

"Enough to make you wish you could escape to paradise for a moment." – Earmilk

"A hauntingly beautiful slow burner." – Handclap Movement

The latter half of 2013 is shaping up to be a busy one for the band. There are performances at festivals including River Sessions in Mackay, Splendour In The Grass in Byron and Spinoff in Adelaide. There’s a tour with alt-J on the horizon and a show with Bernard Fanning in Far North Queensland. Now, the band throw their own headline tour into the mix. The five friends have been polishing their new material live since the end of the year, drawing crowds both here and abroad, with performances at Meredith Music Festival, Laneway Festival and The Great Escape in the UK.

Tickets for the tour are on-sale June 28. There will be an option for fans to purchase digital album and ticket bundles until July 31.

Sleep In The Water is out August 2, with the first single ‘Hung On Tight’ available now.