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

spau

11 Mar 2010

50

Really catchy tune. I've had it in my head for a week now. Saw them play last week at Yah Yahs - they're just as good (if not better) live!

Really catchy tune. I've had it in my head for a week now. Saw them play last week at Yah Yahs - they're just as good (if not better) live!

Review

Cpit

29 Mar 2010

50

Saw them live at Yah Yah's the other week to launch this single. Great track and even better live. This band has an awesome presence.

Saw them live at Yah Yah's the other week to launch this single. Great track and even better live. This band has an awesome presence.

Review

amfer

11 Mar 2010

50

Catchy as hell - in a good way. Had it running through my head (and in shouty singing form, out of my head) for most of a radio-less hour long drive on Monday night. Fun!

Catchy as hell - in a good way. Had it running through my head (and in shouty singing form, out of my head) for most of a radio-less hour long drive on Monday night. Fun!