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Snakadaktal, live show at St Jeremy's Laneway Festival, Melbourne, Feb 2013.jpg
Snakadaktal performing at the Melbourne Laneway Festival in February 2013
Background information
Origin Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Genres Indie pop, dream pop
Years active 2010–2014
  • I Oh You
  • Liberation
Past members Sean Heathcliff
Phoebe Cockburn
Joseph Clough
Jarrah Mccarty-Smith
Barna Nemeth

Snakadaktal was an Australian five-piece indie pop/dream pop band, which formed in 2009 in Melbourne, Victoria and broke up on 16 March 2014. The band consists of Sean Heathcliff (guitar, vocals, synthesizers), Phoebe Cockburn (vocals, synthesizers) Joseph Clough (guitar), Jarrah Mccarty-Smith (bass), and Barna Nemeth (drums).


Snakadaktal were named the Triple J Unearthed High winners for 2011. Following their success on Triple J, the band signed a record deal with I Oh You Records.

On 25 November 2011, Snakadaktal released their debut EP Snakadaktal with I Oh You. The two singles "Chimera" and "Air" from their self-titled EP achieved high rotation on Triple J, with "Air" becoming the third-most played track on Triple J the week it premiered.[citation needed]

Snakadaktal's debut EP reached number 26 on the digital ARIA Charts in 2011. Their track "Air" was ranked number 22 in the Triple J Hottest 100, 2011 and their song "Dance Bear" was voted number 93 in the Triple J Hottest 100, 2012.

The band's debut album, Sleep in the Water, was released on 2 August 2013. "Hung on Tight" was the first official single from the album, released 24 June 2013. "Fall Underneath" was released as the second single in November 2013.

On 16 March 2014, the Snakadaktal announced their breakup, stating "Today, collectively, we feel that it is time to move onto different pursuits that we each individually wish to explore."[1] On 17 March 2014, the band released a collection of demos and unreleased tracks for free on Bandcamp.[2]

Band members[edit]

  • Phoebe Cockburn – vocals, synthesizers
  • Sean Heathcliff – vocals, guitar
  • Joseph Clough – guitar, synthesizers
  • Jarrah Mccarty-Smith – bass
  • Barna Nemeth – drums


Studio albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions
2013 Sleep in the Water
  • Released: 2 August 2013
  • Label: Liberation Music, I Oh You
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download

Other albums[edit]

Year Album details Notes
2014 Treasures (2010–2014)
  • Released: 17 March 2014
  • Label: Liberation Music, I Oh You
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download
Collection demos and unreleased tracks


  • Snakadaktal (25 November 2011, I Oh You)
  • The Sun II (3 January 2014, 2014 Liberation Music)


  1. ^ Pollard, Alexandra (16 March 2014). "Snakadaktal Announce Split: 'It's Time to Move On'". Gigwise. Archived from the original on 10 October 2015. Retrieved 10 October 2015. 
  2. ^ Moskovitch, Greg (17 March 2014). "Snakadaktal Release Unheard Music Following Split". Music Feeds. Archived from the original on 10 October 2015. Retrieved 10 October 2015. 

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