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Saturday, March 19 • 7:30pm - 8:30pm

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Loveable Melbourne scallywags the Twerps make incredibly warmhearted pop music, low on flash but high on feeling. They hark back to 50s rock’n’roll, 90s lo-fi, and 80s New Zealand pop, but the big beautiful mess they make of their influences is all their own. Forming in 2008 around charismatic guitarist/vocalist Marty Frawley and bassist Rick Milovanovic, the Twerps have already become a much-loved Melbourne fixture. They’ve shared stages with overseas heroes like Deerhunter, the Bats, Yo La Tengo, Black Lip and Thee Oh Sees, and have toured everywhere from Auckland to Adelaide. Their debut EP from late last year features nine short, simple but ridiculously infectious tracks, recorded to analogue tape by Eddy Current Suppression Ring guitarist Mikey Young. Marty’s cheeky, heartfelt songs are complemented by the crystalline guitar lines of guitarist Julia MacFarlane (ex Batrider) and the sympathetic percussion of drummer Patrick O’Neill. The quintet recently recorded their debut album with Jack Farley at Head Gap studios in Melbourne. As yet untitled, the album is due out early 2011. Twerps are set to release two 7" records in the U.S. in February 2011 with U.S. labels Underwater Peoples and Olde English Spelling Bee.

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Cheeky, charming and touchingly direct, Melbourne foursome Twerps have risen from humble beginnings to become international lo-fi pop champions. Formed in 2008, Twerps were supporting the likes of Deerhunter (USA), the Bats (New Zealand), the Black Lips (USA), Yo La Tengo (USA) and... Read More →

Saturday March 19, 2011 7:30pm - 8:30pm CDT
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