Twerps Play the Late Show at Mercury Lounge on Friday NightMarch 27th, 2012
Marty Frawley (vocals and guitar) and Rick Milovanovic (bass) bonded over music while working in a video store, which eventually led to writing songs together. They became a trio when Patrick O’Neill (drums) joined them. But they weren’t quite content until Julia McFarlane (vocals and guitar) rounded out the sound. Since then Twerps have put out two noteworthy albums—the most recent of which, a self-titled affair, came out last year—showing evidence of the Australian quartet’s wide range of influences, from New Zealand bands, like the Verlaines and the Clean, to such American ones as the Velvet Underground. But the best part is you don’t have to travel all the way to Melbourne for quality lo-fi pop because Twerps play the late show at Mercury Lounge on Friday night.