- Lismore Quadrangle
- Saturday 9:15pm – 10:00pm
Lennox Head-based indie-rock quartet, WHARVES have had a huge 2017.
Members Matt, Mike, Scott and Fraser formed the band only 2 years ago whilst studying music at university in Lismore and Byron Bay.
In July 2017, they won the triple J Unearthed competition to play Splendour in the Grass and opened the Festival which was headlined by their musical heroes Royal Blood and Queens of the Stone Age.
Taking their inspiration from a wide range of bands including The Strokes, Foals, Duran Duran, City Calm Down, WHARVES have developed a world class live show and they are renowned for their powerful yet danceable guitar heavy post-punk tunes.
This reputation has seen them sought out for support gigs with some of the nation’s top indie bands including Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Good Boy and Ocean Alley.
WHARVES’ latest single released in August Love Decide has received wide acclaim, plays on triple j and great support from community radio.
The band has now started finding themselves on highly sought after festival line-ups including the prestigious industry conference fest Bigsound in September and triple j boutique favourite Festival of the Sun in Port Macquarie in December (headlined this year by another North Coast outfit Ball Park Music).
The recent buzz about WHARVES has seen them recently join the dynamic 123 Agency which books Tash Sultana, Kingswood and Killing Heidi to name a few.