Artist info

Genre

Electronic, Indie, Rock


Sounds like

Madchester, Brit-Pop, Acid House


band members

Julian Wilkinson, Michael Thurbin, Daniel Nutton, John Wineberg.


Influences

The Stone Roses, Happy Mondays, Primal Scream


Bio

Dress Thèque began with Julian Wilkinson & Michael Thurbin, two fresh out of high school friends that connected over a parallel taste in music. The pair began sketching out an extensive number of demos that seemed to flow all too easy, yet from a small town area on the East Coast of Australia, Julian & Michael made the move to Sydney in order to find a drummer and commence live performances.

Having always had a strong love for Dance & Electronic music, the pair met their match in Daniel Nutton, a drummer from Northern England’s Halifax with an intense love of Drum & Bass. Appalled that the band only mentioned Joy Division/New Order & Oasis when raving about Manchester music, Daniel began to show Julian & Michael the full range of the Madchester scene, and so began the bands obsession of The Stone Roses, Happy Mondays, Primal Scream and so on.

The band found that the harder they leant into the Manchester influence, the stronger and more vibrant their songwriting became. Around this time the band started going to ‘Step On’ nights to blow off steam, a club night of all things Baggy & Brit-Pop, put on by Edinburgh DJ John Wineberg. John had been introduced to the band through a mutual friend, and when the band was suddenly without a bass player and days before a show, John's was the first number they dialled for his musicianship and identical genre interest.

Having worked with producers Andy Bell(Ride/Oasis) and Scott Horscroft(The Presets/Empire of the Sun) - and mastering their live performance in support of large venue acts like Sticky Fingers, Dress Thèque are in the process of sharing the next instalment of their innovative take on British Rock.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

30 Apr 2019

Triple J
40

Imagine if DMA'S were obsessed with a different UK band on Creation Records, Primal Scream, and you've got an indicator of where Dress Theque are at. I'm there with em, too.

Imagine if DMA'S were obsessed with a different UK band on Creation Records, Primal Scream, and you've got an indicator of where Dress Theque are at. I'm there with em, too.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

30 Apr 2019

Triple J
40

it's dark, crunching and swirling but the smart melodies make it still very accessible.

it's dark, crunching and swirling but the smart melodies make it still very accessible.

Review

Review by Claire Mooney Claire Mooney

15 Apr 2019

Triple J
40

Saturated in this intense, rough sound that drills throughout in the back. It's loud in the mind and fast paced. The keys that jump in down the line feel like it lightens things up though by the end. Very enjoyable.

Saturated in this intense, rough sound that drills throughout in the back. It's loud in the mind and fast paced. The keys that jump in down the line feel like it lightens things up though by the end. Very enjoyable.