Quivers of Melbourne Australia release 2 new singles !!! Side A is the new original “If only” Side B is a cover of Lucinda Williams “I Just wanted To See You So Bad “ And… Announce a U.S. tour .
We simply cannot get enough Quivers they are unequivocally just plain awesome. Their sound is both captivating and familiar .
Both songs see see Bella Quinlan take lead vocals for the first time since the band’s full re-imagining of R.E.M.’s Out of Time (endorsed by the band themselves with fire emojis). Side A is a new original, ‘If Only’, and side B is a cover of Lucinda Williams’ mercurial ‘I Just Wanted To See You So Bad’.
We were taken in by the pace of “If Only “ Bella Quinlan has us hanging on every word as she slowly and passionately gives an epic vocal performance. The perfect pinch of brilliant jangled guitar and just an amazing groove. Drummer Holly says, “once we found a pocket together on this song we wanted it to be a short song that feels long and big, where the more space you leave the bigger it gets. It felt really right to sing alongside Bella, to hear her sing let romance rot all while sounding so into someone.”
The Lucinda Williams cover on side B quickens the pace and speeds time back up. Live, it kicks ass. The song was chosen for a cover according to Bella because “we all love lucinda Williams – there’s something very special about her honest lyrics and that pared-back, relaxed drawl. She’s really one of a kind! In my old Subaru Forester ‘World Without Tears’ was the only CD I had in it for the longest time, and we used to play it on our road trips to gigs. When the car died on a freeway and had to get junked for good, the CD went along with it. We chose “I Just Wanted To See You So Bad” to cover because we think it’s a hidden gem from her, and it felt so good to have a bit of a shouted call and response.”
It is a song that is certain about love. It is the rush of feelings as you drive that car in the middle of the night because you just want to see someone so bad. These two songs together show that Quivers want to drive in the middle of the night too, and after the “earnest earworms” (NPR) and “effortlessly tuneful jangle pop” (Pitchfork) of second album Golden Doubt what’s up ahead for the band might really surprise you. Grief and loss are hopefully in the rear mirror, and all kinds of other monsters real and imagined are up ahead. Bats everywhere. Tape loops in the sky
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You can check out the video for “If Only “ below
Not only did Quivers give us the unbelievable gift of incredible music and an excellent new video…. They are also announcing a U.S. tour !!! How did we get so freaking luck and as luck would have it the tour kicks off on September 14 at O’BRIEN’S in Boston which is right in our own backyard!!!! Wow!!! You can check out dates below