Miller//Vox//Guitar Byron//Bass Gaff//Drums Bones//Leads//Backing
led zeppelin, The Joggers, Brian Jonestown Massacre
Unearthed artists we like
The Trivs pack a swag-full of pop gems that will charm you to the dance-floor and make you move! They have supported independent touring artists de jour such as Art vs Science, Bluejuice, Philadelphia Grand Jury, Jonathan Boulet, The Dirty Secrets, Hungry Kids of Hungary, The Holidays, Tom Ugly, Skybombers and Calling All Cars, as well as sharing festival stage with the likes of The Grates, Boxer Rebellion, The Living End, Children Collide, British India, Red Riders and many more. Their debut self-released extended player entitled “For Your Health” (produced by Dan Nash/Mastered by Willy Bowden) included "Survival guide for forgetful friends" which received play on JJJ via Unearthed, and also with the Hack report on JTV. The band is currently working on a new songs to be recorded and released in 2010. DOWNLOAD / REVIEW OUR TRACKS FOR FREE VISIT OUR MYSPACE @: http://www.myspace.com/thetrivs ***JOIN OUR FACEBOOK @: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=17530494610&ref=ts with love, T H E T R I V S X
The Trivs exploded onto the scene with an arsenal of indie-rock gems, delivered by the devilishly handsome face of pop. And we've chosen them to play the Canberra leg of Groovin' the Moo!
Tell us about your music – how did you develop your sound?
We started playing in Gaff’s loungeroom in Dubbo back in 2005. We defined our sound more by what we didn’t want to sound like than what we did. Also, none of us could shred or scream, so that kind of limited our genre options. In that little lounge room we made a lot of noise. Gaff’s mum would run outside and dance to certain songs, so we used that as a litmus test to cut the dross and keep the gold. Our sound has changed as we’ve become more established as musicians and as a band. We have been exploring other sounds and songwriting styles, so who knows what that will mean for the future.
What can the Groovin the Moo audience expect from your live show?
T&A. Bearded rangas. Jungle fever. Pyrotechnics. Acrobatics. Back injuries. Ponies. STIs. Nightlights. Didgeridoos. Baked goods. Mountain lions. A full English breakfast. Native fauna. Black and white film. Ten-pin bowling… A sense of disappointment.
Who are you most looking forward to seeing at Groovin the Moo?
Vampire Weekend! Spoon! Silverchair! It really is a phenomenal lineup.
What’s coming up in the future?
Well, we are actually planning a world tour of the US and the UK. But before that we are supporting Bluejuice with The Holidays at ANU bar on April 15th. We are also heading back to the studio to record a few more tracks that we are really excited about.
Australian music is:
Well our main experience of the live Australian music scene has been through our time here in Canberra for the past few years. For us, the scene is quite vibrant, there are a bunch of amazing acts that sound really unlike anything else. However, because there is a lack of traditional venues, people have been getting creative with finding places to play, for instance amphitheaters, warehouses, house parties and bathrooms. It is hard to make generalizations about the Australian scene as a whole. I suppose it would be great if some more adventurous and underground Aussie acts could get more exposure. Creativity should always be celebrated.View Profile Hide Interview
14 Apr 2010
Zan said Strokes...
Zan said Strokes guitars/Daniel Johns voice when she first heard this. I can hear that too. But when you put them together, it doesn't remind you of either. It stands on its own merits.
21 Jan 2009
I love your star...
I love your stark first chords! Ball-grabbing intros! In fact all your songs start with a nice kind of swagger, and tone, and this particular song has a lovely warm melody. Like putting your undies in a microwave. Consistent guys! You've got chops!
15 Jan 2009
There's something about the chorus that really drags me in. I like the intuitive pop sensibilities, but the influences are still a bit too obvious in the music for me. Still, it's a strong first offering. I'd be keen to hear more.