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Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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"<o> EP Review - Tale of the Tape"

Halifax quartet Quivers celebrated the new year by releasing a thrilling five-song EP, the frustratingly titled <o>. Their forthright take on the relentless guitar punk of Television and New York Dolls would be a disservice if it weren’t pulled off so convincingly, with frontman Josh Salter and guitarist Lyle Peterson exchanging impressive, quick-picked riffs. - Tale of the Tape

"Quivers - Best of New Music"

Two-fifths of beloved-but-defunct psychedelic rock band The Gideons, the more punk-influenced Quivers began practicing a few months ago, playing their first show in April. “My old band broke up and Lyle [Peterson] and I wanted to keep playing together,” frontman Josh Salter explains. They joined forces with bassist Ryan Allen (Cold Warps) and drummer Matt Peters.

“I wanted Ryan in the band because everyone likes him, he has lots of friends to come to shows,” Salter says. “Less people like Ryan than I initially thought, though.”

Salter cites ’70s American punk as a major influence, including Television, The Stooges and The Replacements, “pretty much any ‘proto-punk’ band or any band who had members who were also rock critics,” Allen adds.

They’re working on some demos and recordings for a seven-inch compilation with Hot Money Records. “We want to play house shows,” Salter says. Book them in your living room now. - The Coast


Oscar's Wild/Halifax Pop Explosion Comp - "I've Got Nothing"
(5 song cassette EP on Hot Money Records)
Online Split Single w/ Quaker Parents - "Er"
Hot Money Records 7" w/ Quaker Parents, Long Long Long, Mighty Northumberland - "Communicating Vessels"
Craft Singles Cassette Single (FORTHCOMING)



From Halifax, Nova Scotia, Quivers have in their brief lifespan played alongside such varied acts as Sloan, Boxer the Horse, The Grown-Ups, Long Long Long, Duzheknew, BA Johnston, Dog Day and many more.

Halifax dudes who also play(ed) in Friendly Dimension, Gideons, Cold Warps, Sweet Tenders, Envision, and on and on, whose first show was broadcast on their campus radio station CKDU. Andrew Neville decided to play tambourine at a show somewhere down the line and never left.

Quivers are interested in creating scenes of absurdity, violence, and pathos. Embracing Artaud's Theatre of Cruelty, Quivers wants to engage the audience and replace ennui with entertainment.

Comparisons have been made to The Oh Sees, The Yardbirds, Television, New York Dolls, Stooges, Brian Jonestown Massacre, Dinosaur Jr, and so on. Do what you want with that.