Twerps new track “Shoulders” + US tour dates + Melb headline show

Hear a new track below from Twerps’ much anticipated second album Range Anxiety, as premiered overnight on Brooklyn Vegan and shared on Stereogum. Shoulders is a sweeping folk-rock epic from the pen of NZ-born shredder guitarist Julia McFarlane.

You can now get Shoulders if you pre-order Range Anxiety from iTunes, Bandcamp or the Chapter webstore (radical legends who have already pre-ordered the album will also get the track sent to them!).

Range Anxiety is out Jan 23 on Chapter Music (Aus/NZ) and Jan 27 on Merge Records (rest of world).

Have you seen the amazing trailer Marty Twerps made for the new album? Check it out below!

Twerps are also announcing US tour dates for March/April 2015, including SXSW, Treefort Festival and shows with White Fence, Ultimate Painting and more.

What’s more they have a bunch of Aus shows before they head back to the states. They played the first of three Melbourne shows with War On Drugs last night, and play their only headline show before their US trip on Thurs Dec 18 at the John Curtin Hotel.

After that they’re doing Sugar Mountain, touring the nation with Belle & Sebastian, playing Melbourne Zoo with Stephen Malkmus and then rocking Golden Plains!


Thurs Dec 18
Melbourne -­ John Curtin Hotel
with Sarah Mary Chadwick + Bad Family
tickets $15+bf here

Dec 11 Melbourne – The Hi-Fi %
Dec 16 Melbourne – 170 Russell %
Jan 24 Melbourne­ – Sugar Mountain
Jan 28 Brisbane – The Tivoli *
Jan 29 Sydney -­ Enmore *
Feb 1 Melbourne -­ Palais *
Feb 3 Perth – Astor Theatre *
Feb 27 Melbourne -­ Melbourne Zoo #
March 7-9 Meredith – Golden Plains

% with War On Drugs
* with Belle and Sebastian
# with Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks


Mar 13 Brooklyn, NY ­- Rough Trade ~
Mar 14 New York, NY -­ Mercury Lounge ~
Mar 16 Durham, NC -­ The Pinhook ~
Mar 17 Atlanta, GA -­ The Earl ~
Mar 18 New Orleans, LA -­ Gasa Gasa ~
Mar 19 Austin, TX -­ SXSW
Mar 20 Austin, TX ­- SXSW
Mar 21 Austin, TX ­- SXSW
Mar 24 Denver, CO -­ Hi­Dive
Mar 26 Boise, ID ­- Treefort Music Fest
Mar 30 San Francisco, CA -­ Bottom of the Hill ^
Apr 02 Portland, OR ­- Mississippi Studios
Apr 03 Vancouver, BC -­ The Fox Cabaret
Apr 04 Seattle, WA ­- The Sunset Tavern
Apr 05 Missoula, MT ­- Stage 112
Apr 08 Minneapolis, MT ­- First Avenue and 7th Street Entry
Apr 10 Bloomington, IN -­ The Bishop
Apr 11 Chicago, IL -­ The Empty Bottle
+ more US dates TBA

~ with Ultimate Painting
^ with White Fence