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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Chapter Music’s 21st birthday party for Melbourne Music Week is almost upon us, and everyone’s getting pretty excited! The Residence, MMW’s purpose-built dome venue extravaganza is taking shape now, and looking amazing. Twerps and Dick Diver have been jamming out their collab set, but still keeping everything under pretty tight wraps, so who knows exactly [...]
Just letting you know we have copies of the Twerps album on beautiful vinyl again now for Australian and New Zealand mailorder customers. And it comes with a download code, so everyone’s a winner.
Pick up your copy via the Chapter webstore.
By twerps Released November 2011
NEW PRESSING ON BEAUTIFUL WHITE VINYL (WITH DOWNLOAD CARD)!
AUS/NZ CUSTOMERS ONLY. Up til now, a large part of Twerps’ charm has been their rough edges. Recording to hissy four track tape, singing songs about enjoying the “occasional quiet drink” and then throwing up on your friends, the Melbourne pop foursome have released a series of [...]
By twerps Released October 2011
Up til now, a large part of Twerps’ charm has been their rough edges. Recording to hissy four track tape, singing songs about enjoying the “occasional quiet drink” and then throwing up on your friends, the Melbourne pop foursome have released a series of loveably lo-fi vinyl singles and cassettes on labels around the world.
Chapter’s loveable Twerps played a great show supporting the amazing Robert Forster of the Go-Betweens last night! Check out a video of them backing Robert on Surfing Magazines here!