Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop, Rock


Sounds like

The Middle East, Courtney Barnett, The Go-Betweens, Sebadoh


band members

Sam J Nicholson (sings, guitars). Holly Thomas (drums, sings). Bella Quinlan (bass, sings). Michael Panton (guitars, sings).


Influences

Modest Mouse, The Chills, R.E.M., Sharon Van Etten


Unearthed artists we like

The Ocean Party, Tiger Choir, Catsuit, Hannah Blackburn


Website

www.quiversss.bandcamp.com

Bio

Quivers make cathartic guitar pop that jangles and shimmers somewhere between 1980s Australia and 1990s America. Started by Sam Nicholson in Hobart, Tasmania to keep singing after losing a brother in a free-diving accident, the band has since toured Australia, New Zealand and Canada. Now based in Melbourne, 2018 marked the Australian release of debut record ‘We’ll Go Riding on the Hearses’ through Hotel Motel, and it could be a sleeper hit. NPR somehow thought so, naming Quivers a best new emerging artist at the end of 2018. Half men and women, everyone-singing, there is grit and spit and community in their live shows. You might hear the ghosts of early R.E.M. guitars, the earnest lost pop moments of The Go-Betweens and The Chills, or the tight looseness of Modest Mouse and The Walkmen. All we really know for sure is the chorus of Pigeons sure feels good to shout, ‘All my best friends are a little broken, all the best people are’.

Review

You're Not Always On My Mind

Quivers

Review by Steph Hughes Steph Hughes

11 Apr 2019

Triple J
45

Phwoar what a dead set lovely song.

Phwoar what a dead set lovely song.

Review

You're Not Always On My Mind

Quivers

Review by Tommy Faith Tommy Faith

01 Mar 2019

Triple J
45

This nailed me, I'm in love. Beautifully Australian and just stone-cold beautiful.

This nailed me, I'm in love. Beautifully Australian and just stone-cold beautiful.

Review

You're Not Always On My Mind

Quivers

Review by Stacy Gougoulis Stacy Gougoulis

01 Mar 2019

Triple J
45

Simple and special

Simple and special