Introducing: Woe & Flutter

Over the last few years, Australia has really cemented its reputation as a fertile breeding ground for new and exciting indie bands, particularly in light of the current commercial success of groups like The Temper Trap, Cloud Control and The Jezabels (following on from The Vines, Jet and Wolfmother, of course).

Next in line are quite possibly Woe & Flutter, a youthful quartet from Gold Coast who play an infectious and alluring brand of scuzzy, lo-fi garage rock and have been recently snapped up by the great Sydney based label Ivy League Records (also home to Cloud Control, Alpine and LFC live favourites Deep Sea Arcade).

An immediate comparison would be to their fellow racket-making Aussies Bleeding Knees Club (who they’ve toured with at home), but on “Cities Of The Red Night” – an apparent Triple J favourite – they give off the raw energy of Nirvana, Queens Of The Stone Age or The White Stripes.

It’s not all breathless stuff – on tracks like the beautiful “Can’t Move The Sun” and the three-minute power pop of “Why It’s So” they hint at The Lemonheads circa It’s A Shame About Ray or Blue Album period Weezer. All these songs are taken from their debut EP (out in October last year), which suggest, as well as an already impressive versatility, a frightening level of potential and a very bright road ahead.

Can’t Move The Sun by woeandflutter

Why It’s So by woeandflutter



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