Live review: Twerps and Ultimate Painting played Rough Trade

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I made the trek to Rough Trade for the second time this week, this time to catch Melbourne’s Twerps. In terms of the dictionary definition, the only twerps were those not watching the band on Friday night.

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Top 5 shows of the weekend

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The week started off pretty well for shows and as usual we’ve got some great options with which to end it. Maybe just like all that snow and slush, our troubles can melt away, in our case with the aid of a gig or five! Before I start the list I’d like to note that you should get out to Cloud City (85 North 1st Street) as the RIP DIY exhibit ends on the 15th of March. More information can be found here.

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Australian band Twerps play Rough Trade and Mercury Lounge in March

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I suspect it’s not uncontroversial to say we’re all fed up of winter, but sometimes a record comes along that gives us hope for sunnier times (let’s conveniently forget it’s summer down under). Twerps’ latest album, Range Anxiety, is a spring record if ever I heard one and is out now on Merge Records. Needless to say, if you enjoy guitars set to jangle with an unabashed Flying Nun influence, have your wallet at the ready. Tour dates and songs below the jump.

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