Artist info

Genre

Indie, Rock


band members

Hayden Somerville,Lili Hall, Alex Trevisan, Brendan Anderson, Josh Lane, Joel Rennison


Influences

two dead musicians, one living musician


Unearthed artists we like

Clowns , Drunk Mums , Cold Hiker , The Growl , Them 9's


Bio

Following an outstanding response to the release of their latest single, ‘WE ARE THE SAME’, powerhouse Melbourne sextet LURCH & CHIEF have announced the release of their new EP, WIPED OUT and coinciding tour. Having played their very first show just over a year ago in May 2012, Lurch & Chief formed as a collaborative group of close friends but have since morphed into a prolific dynamo, generating a high creative output with their debut EP, an experimental live sessions release and a further two stand-alone singles in this time. It could be just to say some people may need a little time to catch-up with the fast-moving collective, but those who have cottoned-on early are certainly happy to be part of the elite club of followers. Wiped Out takes its place as Lurch & Chief’s most assured work to date, blending a potent concoction of 60s garage, 90s drone, psychedelic jams while recurrently spiked with killer-hooks and effortlessly tied together by the duelling lead boy/girl vocals of Hayden Somerville and Lili Hall. With tracks here like the lyrically-creepy ‘Mother/Father’, the infectious favourite-to-be title track, the seductive ‘It’s Easy’ and current radio single ‘We Are The Same’ now under their belt, Lurch & Chief are looking to share with the rest of the nation what Melbourne already know – Lurch & Chief are simply a must-see live band. --------------------------------------------------------- LIVE DATES: FRIDAY NOVEMBER 29-SUNDAY DECEMBER 1 | INCA ROADS MUSIC FESTIVAL, VIC w/ Northeast Party House, Gold Fields & more SATURDAY NOVEMBER 30 | THE WOOL EXCHANGE HOTEL, GEELONG w/ The Jungle Giants MONDAY DECEMBER 30 | NYE ON THE HILL FESTIVAL, VIC w/ Loon Lake, Money For Rope, Hayden Calnin, The Love Junkies & more! TUESDAY DECEMBER 31 | THE ESPY, ST. KILDA (VIC) w/ Something For Kate FRIDAY JANUARY 17 | BARWON HEADS HOTEL, BARWON HEADS (VIC) w/ Jebediah SATURDAY JANUARY 18 | THE WHALERS HOTEL, WARRNAMBOOL (VIC) w/ Jebediah FRIDAY JANUARY 24 | TORQUAY HOTEL, TORQUAY (VIC) w/ Jebediah SATURDAY JANUARY 25 | WESTERNPORT HOTEL, SAN REMO (VIC) w/ Jebediah --------------------------------------------------------- "A psych-garage wonderland that transforms and transfixes." - ToneDeaf.com.au “When a track starts and just takes command over your whole entire body, then you know it’s doing something pretty amazing. Lurch & Chief manage that and then some.” - Mismatch.tv “A dynamic and exhilarating live show, charismatic leads and a retro inspired yet forward looking sound, these guys are building hype fast.” - adamNOTeve.net "Confident alternative sounds, towering vocals and a supremely demonstrated mish-mash of influences." - AAAbackstage.com

Unearthed in 2012

Harvest Festival

30 Sep 2012

Winner

Lurch & Chief

Lurch & Chief

Congratulations to our Harvest Festival winners!

Congratulations to The Murlocs and Lurch & Chief from Melbourne, Tigertown from Sydney, and Brisbane's The Trouble With Templeton!

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Review

Review by Kyran Wheatley Kyran Whea...

06 Mar 2014

Triple J
40

Wow. With 6 you really can create a big sound hey. Love hearing the growth in lurch & Chief. Ace

Wow. With 6 you really can create a big sound hey. Love hearing the growth in lurch & Chief. Ace

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Reviewed by Lewi McKirdy Lewi McKirdy

11 Feb 2014

Triple J
40

a duet of extravagant proportions. Such a great back and forth.

a duet of extravagant proportions. Such a great back and forth.

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Reviewed by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby ...

07 Feb 2014

Triple J
40

This has an enormous sound on it, damn dudes how'd you do that??!

This has an enormous sound on it, damn dudes how'd you do that??!