Artist info

Genre

Indie, Rock


band members

Thomas Hyland / Patrick Hatch / Chris Campbell


Website

ivy.st/about

Bio

Formed in Hobart in 2008, Ivy St’s debut album, Picture Machine, was described as “Easily one of the finest local debuts of the year” (Polaroids of Androids), while writing in The Monthly, Robert Forster described the band as “…very 1981, with bludgeoning bass and hysterical vocals, but it is powerful and confident and melodically well grounded.” The band released the seven-inch single Oh Their Faces/Talk to Strangers in early 2010, followed by an east-coast tour with The Stabs. The band released the seven-inch single Oh Their Faces/Talk to Strangers in early 2010, followed by an east-coast tour with The Stabs. After dispersing to different corners of the globe for about a year, band members Thomas Hyland (guitar/vox), Chris Campbell (drums) and Patrick Hatch (bass) slowly shifted to Melbourne in 2011 and started work on their second album, Courting. The first single, Ten Ounces in the Sticks, is a departure from the Wire-meets-Scientists swamp post-punk of their 2009 debut Picture Machine. Set over a fragile, looping two-chord riff, Ten Ounces paints an anxiety laden landscape of constant self doubt. It’s a shameful expatriate confession. The single is out August 22, 2013.

Review

Simcard

23 Jul 2009

40

Straight forward Indie Rock. The song is a mix between The Clash and the Drones

Straight forward Indie Rock. The song is a mix between The Clash and the Drones

Review

idlecrane

28 Aug 2009

40

It's post-punk, not indie rock. Awesome though. Fuzz on the bass at the start is hilarious. :)

It's post-punk, not indie rock. Awesome though. Fuzz on the bass at the start is hilarious. :)

Review

Reviewed by tomatrax Tomatrax

18 Jan 2010

Super Reviewer
40

This is what the Go Betweens might have sounded like if they tried to go for a raw punk sound. There's a lot here for the post punk nostalgic to like about this track. There's the unconventional guitar tunes, the offbeat yet effective drum beats and the constant unnerving energy. While the influences are quite clear the band have put their own mark on the style and have put out their ...

This is what the Go Betweens might have sounded like if they tried to go for a raw punk sound. There's a lot here for the post punk nostalgic to like about this track. There's the unconventional guitar tunes, the offbeat yet effective drum beats and the constant unnerving energy. While the influences are quite clear the band have put their own mark on the style and have put out their own distinctive sound. It will be very interesting to see what these guys put out next (4.5 stars)!

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