Artist info

Genre

Electronic, Punk


Sounds like

New Order, Kate Bush, Foals


band members

Phil Spiteri, Taylor McAuliffe, Luise Martin, Tiernan Browne, Jonathan McKenzie


Influences

The Cure, Ariel Pink, Lupa J, RAAVE TAPES, BUZZ KULL


Website

Gig

DROVES

Strong impact coarse language and/or themes

23 Apr

CCXO - DROVES ‘B...

Sydney, 2042

Bank Hotel Newtown

7:00pm

Bio

“DROVES combine a dystopic sound that feels both old and new at the same time” - Pilerats

Made up of Phillip Spiteri, Taylor McAuliffe, Luise Martin, Jonathan McKenzie and Tiernan Browne. DROVES offer a refreshed look at New Wave Punk, reminiscent of early New Order, Eurythmics and The Cure. 


With reverb soaked snares, pulsing drums, glistening analogue synths, punk guitar melodies and Spiteri’s baritone vocals matching McAuliffe’s powerful tenor voice. DROVES create music that draws listeners in with anthemic pop hooks that speak to the future of humanity and embrace them with dark imagery of a post-apocalyptic cult.

Since their debut show at Yours and Owls Festival In 2018 and the widely celebrated release of their single ‘Time’, DROVES have toured their unique brand of dance-punk across Australia’s east coast and were quoted as a ‘highlight of 2019’s Farmer & The Owl festival.’

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

17 Apr 2019

Triple J
35

Liking this track from DROVES. They've got this pitch-perfect post punk/new wave backdrop that'll make any fans of New Order froth hard.

Liking this track from DROVES. They've got this pitch-perfect post punk/new wave backdrop that'll make any fans of New Order froth hard.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

07 Nov 2018

Triple J
40

This is a beguiling first track DROVES. I know I like it but I can't explain the formula why exactly. Foals meets The Cure ain't far off, actually.

This is a beguiling first track DROVES. I know I like it but I can't explain the formula why exactly. Foals meets The Cure ain't far off, actually.

Review

Review by Tommy Faith Tommy Faith

26 Oct 2018

Triple J
40

Foals meet Midnight Oil. Thank you for this.

Foals meet Midnight Oil. Thank you for this.