Artist info

Genre

Dance, Electronic, Indie, Rock


Sounds like

The Stone Roses on a Fatboy Slim & Moby covers night.


band members

Jules, Mikey, Dandan, John Lad.


Influences

Madchester, Acid House, Britpop


Website

www.dresstheque.com/

Bio

Dress Thèque began with Julian Wilkinson and Michael Thurbin, two fresh outta high school Coasties that connected over all things music. They began sketching out an extensive number of demos that flowed far too easy - and with the decision to pursue a life in music outside of Terrigal Pub - a move to Sydney was the clear next step.

Having always had a strong love for Dance & Electronica, the pair met their match in Daniel Nutton, a drummer from Northern England’s Halifax with an intense love of Drum 'N' Bass. Appalled that Jules & Mikey only mentioned Oasis on the topic of Manchester music - Dandan began to show them the full Madchester catalogue. The bands obsession with The Stone Roses and Happy Mondays had begun.

They found that the harder they leant into the Madchester sound, the stronger their music and identity became. The band started going to ‘Step On’ nights to blow off steam - a club night of all things Baggy & Britpop, put on by Edinburgh DJ and ex-Hollow Bones' frontman John Wineberg. Dress Thèque were soon thereafter short a bass player and days out from a show - John Lad got the call. And so it was that the band became four.

Review

Review by Nkechi Anele Nkechi Anele

05 Oct 2020

Triple J
40

I love the Manchester vibe that you're bringing to your music, it's fantastic and so dynamically illustrated in your sound and direction. Brilliant.

I love the Manchester vibe that you're bringing to your music, it's fantastic and so dynamically illustrated in your sound and direction. Brilliant.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

02 Oct 2020

Triple J
40

ooooft yess. this is the kind of act that a mate takes me to at a three day festival and it gives us the boost we need to get through the final hurrah. style and movement delivered with precision.

ooooft yess. this is the kind of act that a mate takes me to at a three day festival and it gives us the boost we need to get through the final hurrah. style and movement delivered with precision.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

23 Sep 2020

Triple J
40

A euphoric cacophony of late '80s / early '90s UK vibes. Indebted to the past, sure, but I can hear Dress Thèque owning their sound.

A euphoric cacophony of late '80s / early '90s UK vibes. Indebted to the past, sure, but I can hear Dress Thèque owning their sound.