Artist info

Genre

Indie, Rock


band members

Matt. Mike. Scott. Fraser.


Website

wharvesband.com/

Gig

WHARVES

Strong impact coarse language and/or themes

21 Feb

Black Bear Lodge

Brisbane, 4006

Brisbane

7:00pm

Gig

WHARVES

Strong impact coarse language and/or themes

9 Mar

The Lennox Head Ho...

North Coast, 2478

Lennox Head

7:30pm

Bio

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

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

2017 triple j Unearthed Splendour in the Grass competition winners, WHARVES, have just revealed East Coast tour dates and new single ‘Love Decide’ – recorded and produced by Steve Schram (San Cisco, Tiny Little Houses).

On their infectiously gritty new offering, the Lennox Head-based quartet take cues from the likes of The Strokes, Foals and Joy Division, melding walls of intricate guitars, thumping fuzz-laden bass, driving drum rhythms and the endearing vocals of front man, Matthew Collins.

Collins describes the story behind ‘Love Decide’:

“’Love Decide’ is about accepting that some things are bigger and more powerful than you and that you aren't always in control. It’s a reminder to myself that it's ok to be on my own and if a relationship isn't working, I can let go and I will be happier and free. I'm not lying to myself or the person I'm with by forcing something that's not meant to be”.

Previous single ‘Man You Want Me To Be’ was strongly supported by triple j, Spotify, MTV, ABC’s Rage, community radio stations and worldwide tastemaker blogs. WHARVES are continually touring the country and have shared stages with Polish Club, The Delta Riggs and Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, and appeared at major events such as Falls Festival and Splendour in the Grass.

To coincide with the release of ‘Love Decide’, the group will set out on a ten-date East Coast tour, which includes performances at BIGSOUND. The band also recently revealed their signing to one of Australia’s top live booking agencies 123 Agency and inclusion on Festival of the Sun, Port Macquarie where they will play alongside Meg Mac, Ball Park Music and The Preatures.

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

01 Sep 2017

Triple J
40

a dirtier side of wharves that only a mother/sweaty moshpit could love.

a dirtier side of wharves that only a mother/sweaty moshpit could love.

Review

Review by Bridget Hustwaite Bridget Hustwaite

27 Aug 2017

Triple J
40

Yeah this one rips a bit, hey! I can definitely hear that Foals/CCD vibe too - a real nice, full sound. Keep it up, it's been a great year for WHARVES!

Yeah this one rips a bit, hey! I can definitely hear that Foals/CCD vibe too - a real nice, full sound. Keep it up, it's been a great year for WHARVES!

Review

Review by Claire Mooney Claire Mooney

24 Aug 2017

Triple J
40

It only gets better and better with you four. A very realised and sleek new package of emotive dream indie rock. Full with soaring and expansive soundscape, I can totally see this translating super well into your live set.

It only gets better and better with you four. A very realised and sleek new package of emotive dream indie rock. Full with soaring and expansive soundscape, I can totally see this translating super well into your live set.