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

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

03 Apr 2020

Triple J
35

It's the ethos of '80s working class UK punk with the oomph of modern banger-makers like Digitalism. Works for me!

It's the ethos of '80s working class UK punk with the oomph of modern banger-makers like Digitalism. Works for me!

Review

Review by Zan Rowe Zan Rowe

24 Mar 2020

Triple J
35

This song makes me wanna see you live. As I can't, please let me imagine lots of lasers, a smoke machine, and a really really really big stage.

Great dive straight in, getting a bit of Brandon Flowers swagger in the lyric delivery too.

This song makes me wanna see you live. As I can't, please let me imagine lots of lasers, a smoke machine, and a really really really big stage.

Great dive straight in, getting a bit of Brandon Flowers swagger in the lyric delivery too.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

23 Mar 2020

Triple J
40

bouncing off the walls of my living room to this beast.

bouncing off the walls of my living room to this beast.