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.