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Cheeky, charming and touchingly direct, Twerps' special kind of guitar pop couldn't have been made anywhere but Melbourne, Australia. The band have recently signed to Merge Records, who alongside the band's Australian label Chapter Music, released Twerps second album Range Anxiety in January 2015. This follows on from Underlay, an EP of 8 scrappy but sharp pop songs recorded by the band’s new drummer Alex Macfarlane. Formed in late 2008 around charismatic vocalist/guitarist Martin Frawley and NZ born guitar shredder/co-vocalist Julia MacFarlane, Twerps were already supporting the likes of Deerhunter, the Black Lips, Yo La Tengo and Thee Oh Sees within a few months of their first gig. They released their debut EP in late 2009. In 2011, Twerps took off on their first US tour. A self-titled debut album followed later that year. The band returned to SXSW in 2012, getting written up in Pitchfork, NME, Blllboard and elsewhere, and then toured the US with buddies Real Estate in April. A series of sold out Aussie dates followed, with Twerps heading back to the States again for CMJ, plus a States-wide tour supporting their brand new single Work It Out. The new single was thrashed on BBC6, community radio and scored high rotation on Triple J. Twerps have since played a run of Australian music festivals and toured nationally with Mac De Marco.

New single I Don't Mind from Range Anxiety earned the band a Best New Track nod from Pitchfork, and built excitement for Twerps' return to the US in March for SXSW.

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