Jangle Pop
Quivers from Tasmania write songs for road trips with ghosts. It is an almost-jangle-pop band that singer-songwriter Sam J Nicholson started to keep writing after the loss of his brother, Tom, in a free-diving accident. It’s hard to stay twee in the face of death, but there is a hard-fought optimism to these songs. ‘What is love but a series of curses? in the end it’s always worth it, we’ll go riding on the hearses until we both die’. Their debut, We’ll Go Riding on the Hearses was recorded halfway up Hobart’s Mount Wellington in a weekend before the band became a cathartic live thing with performances at the internationally renowned MONA museum’s Dark Mofo Festival, as well as other festivals and shows with Sonny & The Sunsets (US), Methyl Ethyl and Fraser A. Gorman (AUS) across Australia and the UK. Initially just sending out handmade cassettes from bandcamp, the band is seeking an international label for a wider release of …Hearses and is currently recording a follow up with the help of Dave Mudie (Courtney Barnett). Canada Music Week will be the band’s first time in North America. We are going to drive around singing ‘there is a town in north Ontario….’
April 20, 2017 9:10 pm Aussie Night Out
April 22, 2017 8:30 pm CMW Showcase