Artist info

Genre

Rock, Roots


Sounds like

jack white, dead meadow, jeff lang, shakey graves, seasick steve, mark lanegan, the cruel sea, tom waits, beasts of bourbon, the teskey brothers, nick cave and the bad seeds


band members

Nick Carver- Vocals & Guitar Chris Doig- Drums Alex Burkoy- Bass Jake Amy- Keys


Influences

mark lanegan, tex perkins, nick cave and the bad seeds, the beatles, deer tick, sharon van etten, queens of the stone age


Gig

Nick Carver and the Mean Street Butchers

Strong impact coarse language and/or themes

16 May

The Retreat

Melbourne, 3056

Brunswick

2:30pm

Gig

Nick Carver and the Mean Street Butchers

Strong impact coarse language and/or themes

11 Jun

The Red Hill Hotel

Central Victoria, 3451

Chewton

8:00pm

Gig

Nick Carver and the Mean Street Butchers

Strong impact coarse language and/or themes

26 Jun

The Gem

Melbourne, 3066

Collingwood

8:00pm

Bio

Nick Carver injects as much truth and soul into his singing, songwriting, and guitar playing as possible. Anything that ends up in a Mean St Butchers song is there because he loves it. This authentic energy has been picked up by others, leading the band to play festivals such as NYE on the Hill, and support Canadian rockers The Tea Party on their 2019 tour of Australia. As he cruises the hills of Gippsland with the sounds of Neil Young, Kyuss and Nick Cave blaring from his car stereo, you can tell Nick’s musically obsessed. With his band of butchers from Melbourne (Alex Burkoy, Jake Amy, Chris Doig), his sound is best described as a swampy mix of alt-country and desert rock.

Nick Carver & the Mean St Butchers begin 2021 with the release of their new single Pony. A heavy psychedelic affair, the song was stitched together out of pre-COVID jams, and some lockdown love in Nick’s studio. Mixed and mastered by Tyson Fish (Vance Joy, Mammal), the single is a taste of the sound of the bands forthcoming album.

Review

Review by Nkechi Anele Nkechi Anele

22 Feb 2019

Triple J
40

Delectably twisted, love how this looms in the darkness and refuses to come out. Sonically dazzling, I love the dark and mysterious world you live in.

Delectably twisted, love how this looms in the darkness and refuses to come out. Sonically dazzling, I love the dark and mysterious world you live in.