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’ which now has over 125,000 Spotify streams.

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’ is the first taste of the band’s self-produced and self-recorded effort, and the result has seen them take ownership and confidence in their sound. Further singles from the shed and their sophomore EP are due in 2021 with a return to 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 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!

Review

Review by Abby Butler Abby Butler

12 Nov 2020

Triple J
40

just here to:
1) collect Dec from behind that door
2) confirm that WHARVES are reaching for the stars and touchin' em with room to spare here. how is this the first self-produced track of yours we've heard?! it's top tier stuff!

just here to:
1) collect Dec from behind that door
2) confirm that WHARVES are reaching for the stars and touchin' em with room to spare here. how is this the first self-produced track of yours we've heard?! it's top tier stuff!

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

12 Nov 2020

Triple J
40

i thought it, so i'm gonna write it, even though it's a big player reference. but there's little droplets of tame impala and the beatles in this new wharves.

*hides behind the door*

oh ok, yep, glad y'all agree.

i thought it, so i'm gonna write it, even though it's a big player reference. but there's little droplets of tame impala and the beatles in this new wharves.

*hides behind the door*

oh ok, yep, glad y'all agree.