Twerps will release their debut full-length for Merge, Range Anxiety, on January 27 in the US and February 2 in Europe. Prior to that, Twerps will release the limited-edition 7–inch single “Back to You” b/w “Always Waiting”. The band has announced that, the first 100 pre-orders of the album will include the 7–inch for free, which will ship on or before November 4.
“Back to You” has a vibrant and lighthearted way of addressing the relationship between insecurity and desire. Singer Martin Frawley contemplates being tied down, letting the listener decide what exactly he’s tethered to.
Formed in Melbourne in late 2008, Twerps released a series of vinyl singles and cassettes on various labels around the world. The release of their 2011 self-titled debut album led to appearances at SXSW and CMJ and tours with Real Estate, Mac DeMarco, and others. Not wanting to wait until 2015 to unleash new songs on present and future fans, Twerps quickly recorded the delightful Underlay EP, which Pitchfork described as “songs fraught with universal, emotionally familiar sentiments.”
Twerps are Martin Frawley (guitar, vocals); Rick Milovanovic (bass, vocals, synthesizer); Alex Macfarlane (drums, guitar, vocals); and Julia McFarlane (guitar, vocals, keyboards). The band has announced Australian dates supporting Belle and Sebastian, but stay tuned for more dates worldwide in 2015!
Twerps tour dates:
Jan 24 Melbourne, AU – Sugar Mountain
Jan 28 Brisbane, AU – The Tivoli *
Jan 29 Sydney, AU – Enmore *
Feb 1 Melbourne, AU – Palais *
Feb 3 Perth, AU – Astor Theatre *
*supporting Belle and Sebastian