Artist info

Genre

Indie, Rock


band members

Matt. Mike. Scott. Fraser.


Website

soundcloud.com/wharvesband

Gig

WHARVES

Strong impact coarse language and/or themes

30 Mar

The Northern Hotel

North Coast, 2481

Byron Bay

7:30pm

Gig

WHARVES

Strong impact coarse language and/or themes

1 Apr

Leche Cafe

North Coast, 2464

Yamba

8:00pm

Gig

WHARVES

Strong impact coarse language and/or themes

6 Apr

RAD Bar

Illawarra, 2500

Wollongong

9:30pm

Bio

“100% into this." – 4/5 Stars
Celline Narinli – triple j (AUS)

“A signature sound that has the potential for breakout."
The Revue (CAN)

“Driving, danceable psychedelic rock!"
We Love That (GER)

Lennox Head-based indie-rock quartet, WHARVES, have just revealed an East Coast tour and their brand new single titled ‘Man You Want Me To Be’ – recorded and produced by Steven Schram (San Cisco, Tiny Little Houses) at Studio Circuit, Gold Coast QLD.

The hauntingly enchanting new cut ‘Man You Want Me To Be’ is reminiscent to some of the group’s staple influences Foals, The Strokes and City Calm Down, featuring driving disco-esque beats, thumping fuzz-laden bass and classic Brit-pop guitar tones, all capped off by the brooding and infectious vocal melodies of front man, Matthew Collins.

Likened to that of a Shakespeare classic, the track is inspired by the tale of a tragic and forbidden love. Collins further expands on the meaning and describes the creative process behind the writing and recording:

“I wanted to indulge the male ego in how it can be so destructive and jealous, in some way trying to understand it. We captured the jagged and dark sounds/feelings in the studio but also kept it within a neat pop structure.”

Since their 2015 inception, the band have continually released critically adored songs, with strong support from the likes of triple j Unearthed, community radio and worldwide tastemaker blogs. In the live arena, WHARVES have performed at the 2016 Byron Bay leg of Falls Festival and supported some of the countries most loved indie acts including Polish Club, Morning Harvey and The Delta Riggs.

Review

Review by Dom Alessio Dom Alessio

20 Mar 2017

Triple J
35

If Foals and City Calm Down collaborated it'd probably sound something like this.

If Foals and City Calm Down collaborated it'd probably sound something like this.

Review

Review by Gen Fricker Gen Fricker

20 Mar 2017

Triple J
40

Love that mathy guitar hook, reminds me of early Foals. There are such nice little touches in the production that makes listening to it feel larger than the sum of its parts.

Love that mathy guitar hook, reminds me of early Foals. There are such nice little touches in the production that makes listening to it feel larger than the sum of its parts.

Review

Review by Veronica Milsom Veronica Milsom

16 Mar 2017

Triple J
40

Love the mix - nothing gets lost and it's super tight. This is a cracker of a tune.

Love the mix - nothing gets lost and it's super tight. This is a cracker of a tune.