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Quivers - You're Not Always On My Mind



Quivers make cathartic guitar pop that jangles and shimmers somewhere between 1980s Australia and 1990s America. Started by Sam Nicholson in Hobart, Tasmania to keep singing after losing a brother in a free-diving accident, the now Melbourne band has since toured Australia, New Zealand, Canada and recently showcased strongly at SXSW. Half men and women, everyone-singing, there is grit and spit and community in their live shows. The first single to follow up their 2018 debut LP is called “You’re Not Always On My Mind” and has gained strong support from the likes of KEXP and NPR.


Official Showcases at capacity for SXSW 2019.


Daily KEXP plays for “You’re Not Always On My Mind”. Live performance filmed for release in May 2019.


NPR Slingshot Artist to Watch late 2018 & “We’ll Go Riding on the Hearses” 2018 album

featured on All Songs Considered.




NPR’s Austin 100 SXSW 2019 Preview + very positive SXSW review.


Supported Methyl Ethel, Sonny & The Sunsets (US), Cloud Control, Gooch Palms, The

Ocean Party.


Performed at MONA’s Dark Mofo Festival, Falls Festival, By The Meadow, A Festival Called Panama & A Gathering in the Forest (NZ).


Showcased at Canada Music Week.


Toured Canada, Australia & New Zealand.


Single #3 on AMRAP Metro Radio Charts (March 2019).



“...one of the best songs I’ve heard in years... that song reminded me this is why we do this. I listened to it like a weirdo, like 8 times in a row.” John Richards, KEXP


“Quivers... offered further evidence of Australia’s strength at the fest this year. A co-ed act with women locking down the rhythm section, Quivers stood out with instantly memorable choruses and a vocal sweep that sometimes included all five members singing.” Austin360 (SXSW Live Review)


“Quivers writes earnest earworms and I am here for every one of them” Otis Hart, NPR music


“There’s a real timelessness and nostalgia to this. It sounds like the type of song your parents played for you growing up. My favourite Unearthed upload this year so far. “ 5 Stars. Lucy Smith, Triple J


“I’m on my third listen of this in a row. Getting so much Michael Stipe in those vocals! With just a few lines you’ve painted such a vivid picture in my head... Love it. “ 4.5 stars. Gemma Pike, Triple J


“Nicholson turned an unimaginable tragedy into a celebration of spirit that ranks among the year’s better rock albums” NPR Music

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