Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop, Rock


band members

Matt. Mike. Scott. Fraser.


Website

wharvesband.com/

Bio

Residing in the small coastal village of Lennox Head; Matthew, Mike, Fraser and Scott create a unique blend of guitar driven, danceable rock under the name ‘WHARVES’.

triple j radio awarded WHARVES the “Unearthed” spot to open Splendour in the Grass 2017. This was off the back of their release ‘Man You Want Me to Be’.

The band went on to support bands like Ocean Alley, Wolfmother, Rolling Blackouts CF, The Living End, Polish Club, Kingswood, Eskimo Joe and more. They have played major music Festivals including Splendour, Falls Festival, Festival of the Sun, and Bigsound.

2019 saw WHARVES joining forces with renowned Aussie band DZ Deathrays on a tour of Europe and the UK. UK radio support came with BBC1, Radio X, Amazing Radio and Manchester XS supporting the band’s new tracks in 2019 and 2020. Notable promoter ‘This Feeling’ has the band booked for a return tour to the UK as soon as possible.

With COVID-19 disrupting all preconceived plans and ideas for 2020, the band hit the reset button and built their own studio in an old shed in Ballina, NSW. ‘Think Straight’ was the first taste of the band’s self-produced and self-recorded effort with massive track 'Everything I'm Waiting On' the next. The result has seen them take ownership and confidence in their sound. Their sophomore EP is due in 2021 with a return to national and international touring (hopefully) in the near future.

Unearthed in 2017

Splendour In The Grass

11 Jun 2017

Winner

WHARVES

WHARVES

Meet WHARVES!

The Byron legends playing Splendour In The Grass thanks to Unearthed.

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Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

26 Feb 2021

Triple J
40

this is like watching different coloured paints being swirled together in slow motion. it's a mesmerising, multi-coloured experience that you want to dive in again and again.

this is like watching different coloured paints being swirled together in slow motion. it's a mesmerising, multi-coloured experience that you want to dive in again and again.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

25 Feb 2021

Triple J
40

WHARVES have blessed us with this starry indie rock journey. I'm picturing the band on stage at Glastonbury and it's been proper pissing down rain but they start playing this track and the sun suddenly creeps through to cheers from the exultant crowd.

WHARVES have blessed us with this starry indie rock journey. I'm picturing the band on stage at Glastonbury and it's been proper pissing down rain but they start playing this track and the sun suddenly creeps through to cheers from the exultant crowd.

Review

Review by Claire Mooney Claire Mooney

16 Nov 2020

Triple J
40

A thoughtful, endearing, emotional hit from a band who keep levelling the eff up. Yep, I hear that woozy Tame touch too. It's got this great immersive feel. I hope you're feeling really proud of this one!

A thoughtful, endearing, emotional hit from a band who keep levelling the eff up. Yep, I hear that woozy Tame touch too. It's got this great immersive feel. I hope you're feeling really proud of this one!