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 Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

16 Oct 2019

Triple J
40

it swirls and gets anthemic and works a treat. foals fans will no doubt go mad for it.

it swirls and gets anthemic and works a treat. foals fans will no doubt go mad for it.

Review

Review by Gemma Pike Gemma Pike

14 Oct 2019

Triple J
35

Foals x Interpol x have you been looking through my playlists because this is MY KINDA JAM.

Foals x Interpol x have you been looking through my playlists because this is MY KINDA JAM.

Review

Review by Tommy Faith Tommy Faith

10 Oct 2019

Triple J
40

Listened to this new one Retribution and came here to reference Foals but realized I went that way with my last review. At least I'm consistent I guess. I really appreciate the dual vocals in this song. Gotta catch this live one time.

Listened to this new one Retribution and came here to reference Foals but realized I went that way with my last review. At least I'm consistent I guess. I really appreciate the dual vocals in this song. Gotta catch this live one time.