2017 triple j Unearthed Splendour in the Grass competition winners, WHARVES, have just revealed East Coast tour dates and new single ‘Love Decide’ – recorded and produced by Steve Schram (San Cisco, Tiny Little Houses).
On their infectiously gritty new offering, the Lennox Head-based quartet take cues from the likes of The Strokes, Foals and Joy Division, melding walls of intricate guitars, thumping fuzz-laden bass, driving drum rhythms and the endearing vocals of front man, Matthew Collins.
Collins describes the story behind ‘Love Decide’:
“’Love Decide’ is about accepting that some things are bigger and more powerful than you and that you aren't always in control. It’s a reminder to myself that it's ok to be on my own and if a relationship isn't working, I can let go and I will be happier and free. I'm not lying to myself or the person I'm with by forcing something that's not meant to be”.
Previous single ‘Man You Want Me To Be’ was strongly supported by triple j, Spotify, MTV, ABC’s Rage, community radio stations and worldwide tastemaker blogs. WHARVES are continually touring the country and have shared stages with Polish Club, The Delta Riggs and Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, and appeared at major events such as Falls Festival and Splendour in the Grass.
To coincide with the release of ‘Love Decide’, the group will set out on a ten-date East Coast tour, which includes performances at BIGSOUND. The band also recently revealed their signing to one of Australia’s top live booking agencies 123 Agency and inclusion on Festival of the Sun, Port Macquarie where they will play alongside Meg Mac, Ball Park Music and The Preatures.
In the coming weeks, WHARVES will unveil an accompanying music video for ‘Love Decide’.
‘Love Decide’ is now available via Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes and all other good digital retailers.
LOVE DECIDE TOUR
FRI 25 AUG | BEACH HOTEL, BYRON BAY NSW
SAT 26 AUG | SHARK BAR, GOLD COAST QLD
WED 6 SEP | BIGSOUND @ NEW GLOBE THEATRE, BRISBANE QLD
THU 7 SEP | BIGSOUND @ BRIGHTSIDE, BRISBANE QLD
FRI 8 SEP | LENNOX HOTEL, LENNOX HEAD NSW
THU 14 SEP | THE GRACE DARLING, MELBOURNE VIC
FRI 15 SEP | THE BRISBANE HOTEL, HOBART TAS
FRI 29 SEP | WAYWARDS, SYDNEY NSW
SUN 1 OCT | CAMBRIDGE HOTEL, NEWCASTLE NSW
SAT 7 OCT | LECHE CAFÉ, YAMBA NSW