The Austin 100: Quivers Recommended if you like REM and The Go-Betweens.
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The Austin 100: Quivers

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Quivers will perform at SXSW 2019.
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Hometown: Hobart, Tasmania / Melbourne, Australia

Genre: Rock

Why We're Excited: At times, Quivers' songs seem to emanate from the best college radio station of the 1980s: Sam Nicholson's songs swoon and jangle with sounds of The Chills, The Go-Betweens and a dozen other Australasian bands in that vein, not to mention the radiant echoes of The Kinks. Nicholson wrote Quivers' new album, We'll Go Riding on the Hearses, in the aftermath of his brother's death. But he channels his grief into brightly rendered songs like "You're Not Always on My Mind," which exudes a cocktail of nostalgia and celebration.


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