Artist info

Genre

Indie, Rock


band members

Monica Chris Rei


Influences

Interpol, Yuck, Pity Sex, Courtney Barnett


Website

sweatercurse.co/

Bio

sweater curse have become a local and national fixture in the contemporary Australian music scene over the last few years, especially since the 2019 release of their debut “See You” EP. “See You” received local and international praise, and was featured in Paste Magazine’s top 20 releases of the year.

Following a few years of touring all over Australia, featuring on festivals such as Laneway, Falls, Farmer & The Owl and playing with bands such as The Jungle Giants, Grinspoon, Violent Soho, Middle Kids, Ball Park Music, WAAX, Bugs and Polish Club, sweater curse are getting ready to release a sophomore EP, with their next single, ‘Close’ out on the 29th of May.

“Close” details regret and angst surrounding a breach in a close friendship, and repeats the desire to remain close to people even through hard times. In the current global epidemic, this is a communally felt sentiment.

Starting off as a trio of friends writing for fun and growing a natural audience, the band have been honing their craft and writing new music between shows and touring. ‘Close’ was written in the week before their debut EP was released, with Alex Lahey, and recorded with Sam Cromack. sweater curse are looking forward to releasing more music in 2020, and are ready to move forward and build on their already solid Australian audience.

Unearthed in 2019

Laneway Festival

30 Dec 2018

Winner

Sweater Curse

Sweater Curse

Review

Review by Celline Narinli Celline Narinli

03 Jun 2020

Triple J
45

It's hard not to fall under the spell of Mon's vocals. It's as effective as fairy dust.

It's hard not to fall under the spell of Mon's vocals. It's as effective as fairy dust.

Review

Review by Tommy Faith Tommy Faith

29 May 2020

Triple J
45

Another absolutely belter from a band that can do no wrong. Vote #1 Sweater Curse.

Another absolutely belter from a band that can do no wrong. Vote #1 Sweater Curse.

Review

Review by Claire Mooney Claire Mooney

29 May 2020

Triple J
50

The return of Sweater Curse in 2020 is a special one. Monica’s voice feels bigger than ever, like it's melting perfectly into every rich, fuzzy, soaring sound you hear. The energy keeps growing, I love how the track fills out and the way you three deliver this with everything you've got.

The return of Sweater Curse in 2020 is a special one. Monica’s voice feels bigger than ever, like it's melting perfectly into every rich, fuzzy, soaring sound you hear. The energy keeps growing, I love how the track fills out and the way you three deliver this with everything you've got.