Wavves Australian Tour

Wednesday 15 February 2012

Wavves Australian Tour

Join Wavves as they return to our shores this coming May for Groovin' The Moo Festival and headline dates in Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide and Perth.

Making their Australian debut last year with a small club tour and a blistering set at Golden Plains, Wavves left quite a mark on audiences across the country with their signature lo-fi punk rock.

The brainchild of San Diego native Nathan Williams, Wavves started as a one-man bedroom project, where he penned summer anthems about being a slacker and smoking weed. Four years on, they have morphed into a four-piece musical tour de force, with bass player Stephen Pope, guitarist Alex Gates and drummer Jacob Cooper joining Williams as permanent fixtures in the studio and on the road.

Even though he's only been playing music as Wavves since early 2008, Williams has already amassed a formidable body of work in the form of three full-length albums (Wavves and Wavvves, and the critically acclaimed King Of The Beach), a handful of seven-inch singles, a stellar 8-track mini album called Life Sux (telling the tale of two loathesome characters locked down in Bummertown), and a fourth album in as many years is already in the works.

Thrust into the spotlight after generating buzz through the brilliant home recordings of the first two albums - both chock-full of charisma and infectious power-pop - the distortion-happy, lo-fi slacker and his poppy melodies attracted fans quickly.

Releasing King Of The Beach in 2010, the album consolidated Wavves' burgeoning fanbase and marked the band's breakthrough to a wider audience with its set of fuzzed-up, fleshed-out confections, that struck a chord with critics and audiences alike.

The 2011 follow up, Life Sux, is a compelling eight-song mini-album that picks up where King Of The Beach left off: at that rare intersection where form meets friction. The mini-album features collaborations with musical BFFs Best Coast and Fucked Up, and also boasts 2011's finest musical fan letter, 'I Wanna Meet Dave Grohl'.

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