Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop, Rock


Sounds like

The War on Drugs, Twerps, Paul Kelly, Courtney Barnett


band members

Sam J Nicholson (sings, guitars), Michael Panton (guitars, sings), Angela Schilling (bass, sings), Rohan Goldsmith (drums, sings), James Woodberry (bass, sings), Adam D'Andrea (drums, sings), Emma Jane Marson (sings).


Influences

Neil Young, Paul Kelly, Bruce Springsteen, The Replacements, Sharon Van Etten, Nilsson, Angel Olsen, Roy Orbison, Dick Diver, The Chills, The Clean, Songs:Ohia, Phosphorescent, Courtney Barnett etc etc.


Unearthed artists we like

The Ocean Party, Tiger Choir, Catsuit


Bio

‘Pigeons’ is the first single release from Quivers, a guitar/gutter pop band that has until now only existed on handmade cassettes at the end of the world (Hobart, Tasmania). Courtney Barnett has said we can quote her on once saying there is a ‘handsome voice’ with ‘great lyrics’. This song is a cracked, hung-over realisation: “all my best friends are a little broken, all the best people are”.

Quivers write songs for road trips with ghosts. Their debut cassette, ‘We’ll Go Riding on the Hearses’, is all harmony, jangle, shouted choruses, and hard-fought optimism. The sound draws a long bow from songwriting in the 70s (Neil Young, Townes Van Zandt), guitar pop from the 80s (The Triffids, The Chills, The Replacements), and the lyrical pop from recent times (Courtney Barnett, Twerps). The album was written while living in Hobart and Beijing partly as a way to deal with grief at losing a brother who drowned free-diving. The band has quickly found its feet as a live, cathartic thing, playing gigs in Hobart, Melbourne and London alongside Fraser A. Gorman (Milk! Records), Sonny & the Sunsets (Fat Possum Records), as well as the Falls, Panama, and MONA’s Dark Mofo festivals. Quivers are now based in Melbourne, Australia and are planning national and international tours through 2016 and 2017.

Review

Review by Dom Alessio Dom Alessio

01 Sep 2016

Triple J
35

So much charm and heart.

So much charm and heart.