Melbourne’s Twerps Announce Merge Records Debut

Melbourne’s Twerps Announce Merge Records Debut

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Premiering on Fader, the Johann Rashid-directed music video for ‘Back To You’  captures Twerps and their radiant local surroundings with a romantic sensibility.  The track “recalls the steady, sunny momentum of obvious guitar-pop forebearers like The Chills and The Feelies. ” (Fader)


‘Back to You’ has a vibrant and lighthearted way of addressing the relationship between insecurity and desire.  Singer, Martin Frawley contemplates being tied down, letting the listener decide what exactly he’s tethered to.

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‘Back to You’ video on vimeo here

Twerps will release their debut full-length for Merge entitled, Range Anxiety, on 2nd February 2015 in Europe.  Prior to that, Twerps will release the limited-edition 7-inch single, ‘Back to You’ b/w ‘Always Waiting’ on 4th November 2014.

Formed in Melbourne in late 2008, Twerps enjoyed immediate success, releasing a series of vinyl singles and cassettes on various labels around the world. The release of their 2011 self-titled debut album led to appearances at SXSW and CMJ and tours with Real Estate, Mac DeMarco, and others.  Not wanting to wait until 2015 to unleash new songs on present and future fans, Twerps quickly recorded the delightful Underlay EP, which Pitchfork described as “songs fraught with universal, emotionally familiar sentiments.”

Twerps are Martin Frawley (guitar, vocals); Rick Milovanovic (bass, vocals, synthesizer); Alex Macfarlane (drums, guitar, vocals); and Julia McFarlane (guitar, vocals, keyboards).  The band has announced Australian dates supporting Belle and Sebastian, but stay tuned for more dates worldwide in 2015!

Twerps tour dates:

Jan 24 Melbourne – Sugar Mountain

Jan 28 Brisbane – The Tivoli*

Jan 29 Sydney – Enmore*

Feb 1 Melbourne – Palais*
Feb 3 Perth – Astor Theatre*

*supporting Belle and Sebastian

Photo credit: Patrick Leonard O’Brien

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