Snakadaktal Drop ‘Hung On Tight’ + LP Release Info


SNAKADAKTAL recently announced the release date for their keenly-awaited debut LP Sleep In The Water – August 2. Now, fans can rejoice over the news of tour dates shortly after, with the band set to undertake an extensive national tour throughout August and September.

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’ – is released today.  Along with ‘Ghost’, the two tracks offer a fine insight into the LP, with its masterful wordplay, pitch perfect harmonies and dreamy instrumentals.

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 from today.


Friday August 23
The Wool Exchange, Geelong VIC

Saturday August 24
The Forum Theatre, Melbourne VIC

Wednesday August 28
Bar On The Hill, Newcastle NSW
Tickets via, + from the venue

Friday August 30
Metro Theatre, Sydney NSW

Saturday August 31
Uni Bar, Wollongong NSW
Tickets via, + from the venue

Thursday September 5
Newport, Fremantle WA

Friday September 6
Capitol, Perth WA

Saturday September 7
Settler’s Tavern, Margaret River WA

Friday September 13
The Gov, Adelaide SA

Friday September 20
The Hi-Fi, Brisbane QLD +

Saturday September 21
The Great Northern Hotel, Byron Bay NSW


Friday June 29
River Sessions, Mackay QLD

Sunday July 28
Splendour In The Grass, Byron Bay NSW

Tuesday July 30
Festival Hall, Melbourne VIC (with alt-J)

Wednesday July 31
Hordern Pavilion, Sydney NSW (with alt-J)

Friday August 2
Spin Off Festival, Adelaide SA

Friday August 16
Flinders Social, Townsville QLD

Saturday August 17
Kuranda Amphitheatre QLD (with Bernard Fanning)