Lennox Head-based indie-rock quartet, WHARVES, have just revealed an East Coast tour and their brand new single titled ‘Man You Want Me To Be’ – recorded and produced by Steven Schram (San Cisco, Tiny Little Houses) at Studio Circuit, Gold Coast QLD.
The hauntingly enchanting new cut ‘Man You Want Me To Be’ is reminiscent to some of the group’s staple influences Foals, The Strokes and City Calm Down, featuring driving disco-esque beats, thumping fuzz-laden bass and classic Brit-pop guitar tones, all capped off by the brooding and infectious vocal melodies of front man, Matthew Collins.
Likened to that of a Shakespeare classic, the track is inspired by the tale of a tragic and forbidden love. Collins further expands on the meaning and describes the creative process behind the writing and recording:
“I wanted to indulge the male ego in how it can be so destructive and jealous, in some way trying to understand it. We captured the jagged and dark sounds/feelings in the studio but also kept it within a neat pop structure.”
Since their 2015 inception, the band have continually released critically adored songs, with strong support from the likes of triple j Unearthed, community radio and worldwide tastemaker blogs. In the live arena, WHARVES have performed at the 2016 Byron Bay leg of Falls Festival and supported some of the countries most loved indie acts including Polish Club, Morning Harvey and The Delta Riggs.
To coincide with the release of ‘Man You Want Me To Be’, the upstarts will traverse the East Coast on an eight-date tour, with performances scheduled in Lismore, Melbourne, Byron Bay, Yamba, Wollongong, Canberra, Sydney and Brisbane.
‘Man You Want Me To Be’ is now available on Soundcloud
‘MAN YOU WANT ME TO BE TOUR’
THU 9 MAR | SCU UNIBAR, LISMORE NSW
SAT 18 MAR | HOWL & MOAN RECORDS, BYRON BAY NSW
THU 23 MAR | DING DONG LOUNGE, MELBOURNE VIC
THU 30 MAR | THE NORTHERN, BYRON BAY NSW
SAT 1 APR | CAFÉ LECHE, YAMBA NSW
WED 5 APR | RAD BAR, WOLLONGONG NSW
FRI 7 APR | THE PHOENIX, CANBERRA ACT
SAT 8 APR | BRIGHTON UP BAR, SYDNEY NSW
THU 13 APR | RARE FINDS @ BLACK BEAR LODGE, BRISBANE QLD
SUN 30 APR | SHARK BAR, GOLD COAST QLD
w/ Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever