Artist info

Genre

Indie, Rock


Sounds like

The Ivys


band members

Luke Hannaford, Liam Chandler, James Hart & Sam Patching


Influences

Joy Division, The Cure, Interpol


Bio

"If Sonic Youth had a baby with Placebo, The Ivys would be the out of control progeny running wild through the 80’s and 90’s". Danielle Lloyd, Tsunami Magazine The Ivys have been a fixture in Australian live music venues since 2008. Based on Sydney’s Northern Beaches, 2009 saw the release of their massively fancied debut EP Inside Out and their critically acclaimed national tour with UK’s Keane. 2010 brought some changes to the line up and a regeneration of an already unique sound…bringing new songs, new directions and a massive lift in energy. Working with New York’s Eric J Dubowsky, their much-anticipated second EP, In The Company of Wolves, was produced at BJB studios late in 2010. An eclectic mix of soaring riffs and driving rhythms, The Ivys delivered a signature piece of work that signaled their arrival as serious artists. The first single, Smaller The Print, was soon ranking in the top 5 Indie rock tracks on Triple J unearthed. According to Luke Williams of Dead Letter Circus, “Last Divide is one of the freshest, most epic tracks I’ve heard this year…The Ivys are a band to watch for in 2011”. With James Hart on board as the band’s new lead guitarist, The Ivys have a drive and momentum that’s hard to ignore. After touring extensively with Trial Kennedy, the band is looking forward to headlining the 8th birthday celebrations for Edge Radio in Tasmania.

Review

Reviewed by Richard Kingsmill Richard Kingsmill

07 Jun 2011

Triple J
30

It's nearly there. The vocals sound a little stiff, but there's an Interpol vibe that I quite like. Will keep an ear out for more.

It's nearly there. The vocals sound a little stiff, but there's an Interpol vibe that I quite like. Will keep an ear out for more.