It’s a triple whammy today in Twerps news, with the Melbourne band revealing an Australian album launch tour, a UK/Europe tour and a brand new video for ‘Stranger’, a single off their latest much-loved album Range Anxiety. 

But first thing’s first. The band has just premiered a super cute stop-motion video for ‘Stranger’, directed by the band’s new bassist Gus Lord on his iPhone. The video follows the story of a sweet little clay blob who wakes up one morning to his clay telephone ringing. After smoking his morning cigarette, he rides his scrubbing brush to the fry pan and meets up with his egg lover.

They kiss, and then meet a dark, bin juice-y fate. Poetic in its simplicity, it is basically the perfect video to accompany a Twerps song.

In other news, the Range Anxiety album launch will see the band playing in Brisbane, Sydney, two headline shows in Melbourne and one at the Melbourne Zoo (with Stephen Malkmus). They will also play the Golden Plains Festival in Meredith before embarking on a tour of the US in March, including dates at SXSW.

They will then be embarking on their first-ever tour of the UK/Europe, in which they will perform at Great Escape, Primavera, a festival on a beach in Italy (reportedly), and more. Full dates and ticket information below.


Friday May 1
Melbourne – The Tote Hotel
with Free Time + more tba
tickets here

Saturday May 2
Melbourne – The Tote Hotel
with UV Race + more tba
tickets here

Friday May 8
Sydney – Newtown Social Club
with Holy Balm + Destiny 3000
tickets here

Saturday May 9
Brisbane – Woolly Mammoth
with Blank Realm + The Goon Sax
tickets here

More Twerps tour dates:

Feb 27 Melbourne, AU – Melbourne Zoo (with Stephen Malkmus)
Mar 07 Meredith, AU – Golden Plains Festival

Mar 13 Brooklyn, NY – Rough Trade
Mar 14 New York, NY – Mercury Lounge
Mar 15 Washington, DC – DC9
Mar 16 Durham, NC – The Pinhook
Mar 17 Atlanta, GA – The Earl
Mar 18 New Orleans, LA – Gasa Gasa
Mar 19–21 Austin, TX – SXSW
Mar 24 Denver, CO – Hi­Dive
Mar 25–27 Boise, ID – Treefort Music Fest
Mar 28 Los Angeles, CA – The Echo (just announced!)
Mar 29 Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory (Burgerama)
Mar 30 San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill
Mar 31 Santa Rosa, CA – Refuge Church (just announced!)
Apr 02 Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios
Apr 03 Vancouver, BC – The Fox Cabaret
Apr 04 Seattle, WA – The Sunset Tavern
Apr 05 Missoula, MT – Stage 112
Apr 07 Fargo, ND – The Aquarium
Apr 08 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue and 7th Street Entry
Apr 09 St. Louis, MO – The Billiken Club
Apr 10 Bloomington, IN – The Bishop
Apr 11 Chicago, IL – The Empty Bottle

May 15 Brussels, BE – Nuits Botanique Festival
May 14 Amsterdam, NL – Subbacultcha presents @ OT301
May 15 Brighton, UK – The Great Escape
May 16 Bristol, UK – Start the Bus
May 17 Manchester, UK – The Eagle
May 18 London, UK – Shacklewell Arms
May 20 Paris, FR – Point Ephemere
May 21 Cologne, DE – King Georg
May 22 Berlin, DE – Kometenmelodien @ Kantine am Berghain
May 23 Prague, CZ – Cafe v Lese
May 24 Munich, DE – Theatron Festival
May 25 Rijeka, HR – Zivot
May 28 Barcelona, ES – Primavera Sound Festival
May 30 Nimes, FR – This Is Not a Love Song Festival
Jun 02 Luzern, CH – Südpol
Jun 03 Ravenna, IT – Beaches Brew Festival @ Hana Bi
Jun 04 Milan, IT – Ohibo Club

Get your hands on Range Anxiety via the Chapter webstoreiTunes or Bandcamp.