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Sleepmakeswaves

Sleepmakeswaves are an Australian post-rock band who formed in Sydney, New South Wales in December 2006. The group is composed of guitarist Otto Wicks-Green, drummer Tim Adderley, bassist/keyboardist Alex Wilson. To date, they have released one extended play and three full-length studio albums, as well as a split EP with Perth band Tangled Thoughts of Leaving, a US-only promotional EP, a remix album; the band have achieved notable success internationally for their energetic live performances and modern approach to the post-rock genre. They are released through Australian independent record label Bird's Robe Records, distributed through MGM in Australia and independently worldwide. In 2013, UK label Monotreme Records licensed their debut album for an international release across the UK, North America; the band formed when Alex Wilson and Tom Binetter responded to a Myspace post by Jonathan Khor, looking to start a new post rock project. Khor had collaborated with Jeremy Davidson and Dom Alessio, before continuing to compose music under the name sleepmakeswaves.

Binetter recruited drummer William Smith and the band recorded a self-titled demo, released free online through the Lost Children net label. In 2008 the band released their debut EP, "In Today, Already Walks Tomorrow" featuring 6 tracks; the success of the EP proved the catalyst for the band's international fan base, aiding this, one fan included the track one day you will teach me to let go of my fears on a Twilight movie fan video on YouTube. Topping 200,000 hits in a matter of days, the video exposed the band to a worldwide audience before being taken down. In Australia, the band developed a cult following. An online friendship with Perth band Tangled Thoughts of Leaving led to the release of a split EP in 2009; that year, founding guitarist Tom Binetter announced his decision to leave the band to pursue a career in law. He was replaced by long-time friend of the band, Otto Wicks-Green; the new lineup began work on what would become the band's debut record, recording for eight days on location in Wingello State Forest in rural Australia with producer Dax Liniere of Puzzle Factory Sound Studio....and so we destroyed everything was released through new independent label Bird's Robe Records in 2011 and topped worldwide sales on Bandcamp within a week.

It went on to feature on international radio, including Triple J, BBC6, FBi and featuring as album of the week on KOOP and RTR FM. The album generated enough buzz for the band to pursue extensive national tours of Australia in regular succession, they were invited to support American post-metal band Russian Circles and Japan's Mono and Boris on their Australian visits. During their national tour in support of the record, it was announced that founding drummer Will Smith would be departing to pursue work interests. After a short audition process, the band announced their new drummer, Tim Adderley of Sydney band Pirate; the band performed at the 2011 Peats Ridge Festival for New Year's Eve and announced a national tour for February and March. They were announced as the national support for Karnivool's 16-date sold out Australian tour; the success of the band's album enabled them to tour overseas for the first time. Sleepmakeswaves announced they would be performing at the 2012 SXSW music festival during their March US tour.

They were invited to co-headline Belgium's dunk!festival alongside 65daysofstatic in April, becoming the first Australian band to play at the event. The band completed their first European tour in April 2012. In July, the band announced the'Now We Rise and We Are Everywhere' Australian tour for September and were announced as one of the supports for the Sydney and Melbourne dates of Tortoise's Australian tour in October. August 2012 saw "…and so we destroyed everything" released in the USA, with the album debuting at #165 on the CMJ Top 200 radio chart in its first week; the band sought to support the release with a US tour but financial considerations would have caused a momentary delay for the return visit. In October it was announced that "…and so we destroyed everything" had been nominated for a 2012 ARIA award for'Best Hard Rock / Metal Album.' The band were awarded'Band Of The Year' at the 2012 Locies.sleepmakeswaves confirmed they would be touring with influential UK electronic-rock band 65daysofstatic on their Australian visit in January 2013 and co-headlined Melbourne's Rock The Bay Festival in February 2013 alongside Electric Mary and The Beards.

In January 2013, sleepmakeswaves released a remix album "...and they remixed everything" featuring new interpretations of their album tracks, with contributions from 65daysofstatic, Kyson, Tangled Thoughts of Leaving, Ten Thousand Free Men & Their Families and True Vibe Nation member DJ Klue. The band announced an extensive Australian tour for June & July 2013, premiering new material and performing multiple shows in cities with alternating sets each night. In June, the band announced they had signed with influential UK label Monotreme Records, for a US and European release of their debut album; the release included a deluxe edition of the album, including the remix album, as well as the band's first vinyl release.sleepmakeswaves were invited to tour with 65daysofstatic on their extensive run of UK & Europe dates in September and November, playing 38 shows in total. The band returned to A

Democratic People's Federation

Democratic People's Federation was a Christian Democratic political organization created in 1975 by José María Gil-Robles, heir of the Christian Social Democracy of José María Gil-Robles y Quiñones. The federation was composed of the Democratic People's Federation, Basque Christian Democracy, Democratic Party of Andalusia, Castilla Democratic People's Party and the Western People's Association, it held its first and only Congress on 29 and 30 January 1977. It formed, along with Democratic Left of Joaquín Ruiz-Giménez, the Federation of Christian Democracy on March 27, 1977, part of the Christian Democratic Team of the Spanish State. In the 1977 general elections, where it only obtained 1.18% of the votes, so soon after both were dissolved. The Democratic People's Federation was composed of the following parties: Christian Democracy of Castile. Basque Christian Democracy. Murcian Christian Democracy. Western Christian Democracy. Aragonese Christian Democracy. Andalusian Democratic People's Party