Pedestrian & Penny Drop present
WAVVES (US) WITH SPECIAL GUESTS SURES
8:00pm, Tue 15th May, 2012
Oxford Art Factory, NSW
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Penny Drop is pleased to announce the much anticipated return of U.S wunderkinds Wavves, back in Australia for a national tour this coming May 2012. 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 hes 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 Wavvvesand 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 loathsome 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 Beachin 2010, the album consolidated Wavves' already burgeoning fanbase and marked the bands 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 six-song EP that picks up where King Of The Beach left off: at that rare intersection where form meets friction. The EP features collaborations with musical BFFs Best Coast and Fucked Up, and also boasts 2011's finest musical fan letter, I Wanna Meet Dave Grohl. Join Wavves as they return to our shores this coming May for Groovin The Moo Festival and headline dates in whats sure to be one of the must see shows of 2012.
Supported by special guests SURES.