Range Anxiety, the Merge full-length debut from Australian band Twerps, will be released in the UK on 2nd February via Merge Records.
Wondering Sound, have just premiered the album trailer—which takes the form of a charming video tour of the life of a working artist in Melbourne, starring Twerps’ guitarist-vocalist, Marty Frawley. “The teaser is the perfect combination of earnest and witty, salty and sincere – just like the band’s music.”
Watch the album trailer HERE
Recorded with Jack Farley, the album’s title refers to a debilitating fear of running out of gas – both literally and metaphysically. As singer-guitarist, Julia McFarlane explains, “The title Range Anxiety is both descriptive and comic. The album at times feels like it was built on uncertainties; some purely practical and some emotional obstacles were present around the start of writing.”
Range Anxiety is a worthy showcase of the creativity and vitality Twerps bring to their music. At first listen, nods to The Go-Betweens and the band’s beloved Flying Nun influences are clear, but upon closer examination, Twerps expand into a sound uniquely their own.