Twerps are rising from humble beginnings to become international lo-fi pop champions. Formed in late 2008, Twerps were already supporting the likes of Deerhunter, the Bats (NZ), the Black Lips, Yo La Tengo and Thee Oh Sees within a few months of their first gig.
Their debut EP, released on Chapter Music in late 2009, featured nine short, simple but incredibly infectious tracks, recorded by Eddy Current Suppression Ring/Total Control guitarist Mikey Young. These tracks were also released on cassette by US label Night People (Wet Hair, Peaking Lights).
On the basis of this EP, Twerps began to filter out into the world, and were called "the best new band in Australia" by iconic UK magazine Uncut. More US labels came calling, and Twerps eventually released singles in early 2011 on Underwater Peoples (Mountain Man, Real Estate) and Group Tightener (Best Coast, Cloud Nothings). They also took off on their first US tour that March, a six week cross-country odyssey that saw them shine at SXSW, head through the midwest with Wet Hair, and pack out a New York show with Big Troubles.
Their self-titled debut album followed in late 2011, a co-release by Chapter Music and Underwater Peoples. Lead tracks "Dreamin" and "This Guy" were premiered on Pitchfork and The Fader, respectively, the former of whom gave the album a glowing 7.9 review, then awarded album closer "Coast To Coast" a Best New Track (only the third Aussie band ever to score a BNT, after Cut Copy and Tame Impala). The album was also streamed in full by Gorilla Vs Bear and Stereogum and picked up by hundreds of blogs around the world.
The band returned to SXSW this year, getting written up in the NME, Blllboard and elsewhere, and then toured the US with Real Estate in April. Now, Twerps are ready to announce their first ever headlining US tour and a brand new 7" to along with it. Hear the first taste of the new 7", the punchy "He's In Stock", along with their upcoming US tour dates below.
Twerps will release "Work It Out" 7" (Chapter Music // Underwater Peoples) on Sept 17, 2012.
A1. Work It Out
B1. He's In Stock
10/14 - Purchase, NY @ SUNY Purchase*
10/15 - Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie*
10/16 - Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore, MD*
10/17 - Washington, DC @ Black Cat*
10/19 - Brooklyn, NY @ Public Assembly !
10/21 - Montreal, QC @ Le Cagibi *
10/22 - Toronto, ON @ Silver Dollar *
10/24 - Gambier, OH @ Horn Gallery-Kenyon College
10/25 - Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
10/26 - Northfield, MN @ The Grand Event Center +
10/27 - St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club
10/29 - Missoula, MO @ Ole Beck VFW Post
10/30 - Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey
10/31 - Portland, OR @ Bunk Bar$
11/02 - San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop
11/03 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Satellite
* = with Alex Bleeker
+ = with Gap Dream
$ = with White Fang, Dignan Porch
! = Panache CMJ Showcase w/ Turbo Fruits, Dent May, Dignan Porch, Mac Demarco, Vockah Redu