Quivers make cathartic guitar pop that jangles and shimmers somewhere between 1980s Australia and 1990s America. Started by Sam Nicholson in Hobart, Tasmania to keep singing after losing a brother in a free-diving accident, the band has since toured Australia, New Zealand and Canada. Now based in Melbourne, 2018 marked the Australian release of debut record ‘We’ll Go Riding on the Hearses’ through Hotel Motel, and it could be a sleeper hit. NPR somehow thought so, naming Quivers a best new emerging artist at the end of 2018. Half men and women, everyone-singing, there is grit and spit and community in their live shows. You might hear the ghosts of early R.E.M. guitars, the earnest lost pop moments of The Go-Betweens and The Chills, or the tight looseness of Modest Mouse and The Walkmen. All we really know for sure is the chorus of Pigeons sure feels good to shout, ‘All my best friends are a little broken, all the best people are’.
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