Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop, Rock


band members

Thomas James - Guitar/Vocals. Lily Sawenko - Keys. Jake Leahy - Drums. Dean Tosis - Bass. Tom Putland - Guitar.


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Medium Punch


Website

www.facebook.com/lupineband

Bio

Hailing from the rolling green hills of north-east Melbourne, garage band Lupine began as the solo project of singer, songwriter and guitarist Thomas James. The project quickly morphed into a five-piece band when James asked high-school friends Dean Tosis (bass), Lily Sawenko (keys), Tom Putland (guitar) and Jake Leahy (drums) to join him.

With an evolving sound that is an eclectic mix of indie rock, psych-pop and surf, the band’s single Tell-Tale Heart, released in late 2018, was described by Triple J’s Home and Hosed presenter Declan Byrne as, “warm jangly garage that has me sucked right in after a few listens… Augie March with added oomph.” The single went on to receive plays on Triple J and rotation on Triple J Unearthed as well as praise from music blogs in Australia and abroad.

In February 2019 the band supported Sydney-siders Lime Cordiale on the Victorian leg of their ‘Money' Tour, playing to sold-out venues including the iconic Gershwin Room at St. Kilda’s Esplanade Hotel. The band returned to a sold-out Gershwin Room in July to support L.A indie-rockers Local Natives for their Splendour in the Grass sideshow.

The band is set to release a new EP in 2020.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

09 Dec 2019

Triple J
40

something so attractive and comforting about this one from lupine. getting me in a good mood in 3 mins.

something so attractive and comforting about this one from lupine. getting me in a good mood in 3 mins.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

03 Dec 2019

Triple J
40

The guitar pop genre has well and truly been mined by year 2019 but I tell you what Lupine can still find really pleasing corners of it to explore.

The guitar pop genre has well and truly been mined by year 2019 but I tell you what Lupine can still find really pleasing corners of it to explore.

Review

Review by Tommy Faith Tommy Faith

29 Nov 2019

Triple J
35

This is an endearing slice of indie-pop, warm and inviting

This is an endearing slice of indie-pop, warm and inviting