Twerps


photo (7)Forming late 2008 around charismatic guitarist/vocalist Marty Frawley (son of much-missed Paul Kelly & the Dots member Maurice Frawley) and bassist Rick Milovanovic, Twerps have quickly risen to become one of Melbourne’s favourite pop bands.

They play their own brand of warm and incredibly infectious pop, with elements of the 80s Flying Nun sound and 90s lo-fi. Marty’s cheeky but heartfelt songs are complemented by the crystalline guitar lines of guitarist Julia MacFarlane (ex Batrider).

After a trip to the US in early 2011, Twerps debut self-titled album emerged later that year as a co-release between Chapter Music and New York label Underwater Peoples. Twerps toured the States supporting Real Estate in April 2012, then returned six months later for their own headline tour. Latest single Work It Out also saw a release on UK label Passport, while at home its B-side He’s In Stock became a Triple J staple.

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Twerps + Mac Demarco (Canada) co-headline shows!

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Twerps LP white vinyl repress!

Just in today – a new white vinyl repress of Twerps‘ instant classic debut album from 2011!. Aus/NZ customers can get your hands on a copy via all good record stores as of next week, or now via the Chapter webstore.
Overseas customers can get the record via Underwater Peoples.

New Twerps single and US/Aus tour dates

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The Twerps single+CD EP

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Forming late 2008 around charismatic guitarist/vocalist Marty Frawley (son of much-missed Paul Kelly & the Dots member Maurice Frawley) and bassist Rick Milovanovic, the Twerps have quickly risen to become one of Melbourne’s favourite lo-fi pop bands. They’ve recently scored support slots for the likes of Deerhunter and the Bats, [...]