The Tweeks

The Tweeks

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The Tweeks are a four piece band from Dunedin, New Zealand. Their sound has been described as a mixture of 60's British bands, 80's New York punk, 90's Brit pop and the 80's Dunedin Sound.

Biography

The Tweeks are a four piece band from Dunedin, New Zealand. Since forming in 2003 they have independently released 2 albums, an EP and 3 music videos. They have toured their home country 11 times as well as played shows as far a field as Australia. In 2007 they were invited to play the Canada Music Week and NXNE festivals but due to complications were unable to attend. In May of this year The Tweeks released their sophomore album The Tweeks and made history by becoming the first New Zealand band to release an album entirely on USB stick. They have just released their 3rd music video, for the song "160 Characters," which was directed by Lucinda McConnon.

Their sound has been described as a mixture of 60's British bands, 80's New York punk, 90's Brit pop and the 80's Dunedin Sound, with the dark undertone of their 1993 Mazda Bongo wagon with the choke fully out on a winters morning. Once the choke's back in they'll push it to its limits. A willingness to explore and skew conventional pop song structures and their use of four part harmonies, both live and in the studio, have allowed them to develop a sound that is distinctly their own. They sight influences such as The Verlaines, The Beatles, The Smiths, Blur, Pavement, The Reduction Agents, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Duran Duran, The Kinks, The Buzzcocks, The Ramones, v-neck bowling club jerseys, insurance claim forms, Logan's incomplete masters, and other in jokes to name but a few.

Over their career several singles of theirs have enjoyed successful radio and television play across New Zealand's B-net (a nationwide group of independent radio stations) and on New Zealand's only credible music channel, Alt-TV. In 2007 Their second music video, London Street, was nominated as a finalist in the annual Handle The Jandal awards, run by Radio Active. Their song The Harder It Gets was nominated for Best Independent Track at the 2007 B-net Awards. Several songs of theirs have topped The Radio One top 11 and The KiwiFM top 10.

In October 2008 the band started relocating to London to play more shows.

Discography

The Tweeks LP - (2008)
You Can Listen Too LP - (2007)
What To Do? EP (2003)

Set List

A typical 30-40 minute set

Happened Before
Left Is For The People
Guess I'll Never See Her Again
Declined
5/4
Melody
160 Characters
I Hope She's Not
I'm Keen
Passionfruit

***Covers which are occasionally performed***

The Beatles - Taxman
The Beatles - Girl
The Beatles - Help
The Buzzcocks - Ever Fallen In Love
The Kinks - Dedicated Follower Of Fashion
The Kinks - Sunny Afternoon
The Ramones - I Don't Care