Cheeky, charming and touchingly direct, Melbourne foursome Twerps are international pop champions.
Formed in late 2008, they were already supporting the likes of Deerhunter, the Bats, the Black Lips, Yo La Tengo and Thee Oh Sees within a few months of their first gig. Their debut EP, released on Chapter Music in late 2009, featured nine short but infectious tracks. On the basis of the EP, Twerps began to filter out into the world, and were called “the best new band in Australia” by iconic UK magazine Uncut.
In 2011, they released singles on New York labels Underwater Peoples and Group Tightener. They also took off on their first US tour that March. A self-titled debut album followed in late 2011, co-released by Chapter Music and Underwater Peoples.
The band signed to Merge Records internationally in 2014 and released the effortless eight-song EP Underlay in August. Their much-anticipated second album is due early this year.