Artist info

Genre

Indie, Rock


Sounds like

The Clash, Bright Eyes, doves


band members

Mark Woodward (Guitar, Vocals), Sarah Holmes (Bass) & Peter Guidera (Drums)


Influences

radiohead, the drones, The Smiths


Unearthed artists we like

Enola Fall, Nicholas Roy


Bio

Hailing from Melbourne, The Weekend People began life as a songwriting collaboration between Nicholas Roy and Mark Woodward. As a duo, the pair put on an impressive performance - piano and guitar accompanied by boot heels thumping the stage - but when Sarah Holmes (bass) and Peter Guidera (drums) joined the lineup, their songs took on new life and The Weekend People became known for their frenzied and energetic live shows. After the band released their self-title debut album in 2010 to critical acclaim ("A thrilling pop adventure - a hit any day of the week" Inpress), Roy left to focus his efforts on his solo career, but the song-writing partnership continued and the performances of the leaner three-piece have intensified, drawing comparisons to Bright Eyes and Arcade Fire along the way, "Flitting between delicate and tender one minute to wild and furious the next" Beat. The band has shared stages with the acts as diverse as Washington and Colin Hay, and reached international audiences when the video for their 2012 single, We Are Police was featured at festivals in Austria (Prix Ars Electronica 2012) and Canada (Toronto Animation Arts Festival). The band's latest single, Stolen Cars, is reminiscent of Springsteen and draws influence from The Triffids and, in fact, features The Triffids' own Rob McComb on violin. It is accompanied by a truly stunning video produced by multi-award winning filmmakers, Octopod and is the first taste of the band's forthcoming EP. Stolen Cars Official Video: http://youtu.be/S6vtkPyvsEA

Review

Qt_face

04 Mar 2010

50

Think of lot's of banging and clatter and you've summed up this song up. The difference is, in comparison to other bands is they make it work. It's not a mess like the story line of the song, it's a strong, catchy tune that resonates in the same genre as the Arctic Monkey's and old school Libertines. It's got a strong pop British indie feel that I'd love to he...

Think of lot's of banging and clatter and you've summed up this song up. The difference is, in comparison to other bands is they make it work. It's not a mess like the story line of the song, it's a strong, catchy tune that resonates in the same genre as the Arctic Monkey's and old school Libertines. It's got a strong pop British indie feel that I'd love to hear more of on Triple J.

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Review

kew_boy

23 Mar 2010

50

Reminiscent of Paul Weller in the good old days, with some Suggs thrown in for good measure... highly recommended.

Reminiscent of Paul Weller in the good old days, with some Suggs thrown in for good measure... highly recommended.

Review

kittynikki

04 Mar 2010

50

Great song with clever lyrics. It's got a dirty, clanky sound for the backbone that pulls it all together. I think they'd be even better live.

Great song with clever lyrics. It's got a dirty, clanky sound for the backbone that pulls it all together. I think they'd be even better live.