HARD-WORKING Newcastle band Twin Lakes are setting up to go globetrotting on Sunday after being invited to play at the Canadian Music Week.
Singer Eddie Garven said the event was the biggest industry festival in the country. The band will be playing along with 32 other Australian bands and have been invited to play at the Sounds Australia Aussie BBQ with just eight others.
Twin Lakes were inspired in the suburbs of Newcastle as an experiment consisting of home recordings and casual jams.
But after being asked to play on a friend’s Cambridge Hotel line-up, Garven decided to really move forward with the project.
Now the five-piece are making the band their livelihood, with big plans for the coming year.
Describing themselves as indie pop, the band’s sound is drawn out and emotional, offering listeners an emotive, instrumental experience.
Other members are Garven’s brother, Huw Garven, guitarist and backing vocalist; Dan Pavez on bass; Jake Graham on keys, bass, vocal and engineering/production duties, and Sean Kelleher on drums.
Twin Lakes will be in Canada for just under a week and are self-funding the trip. The group plans to produce and develop more music this year.
‘‘After the tour and the festival, we’re going to finish our next single, buckle down and get our EP done by early next year,’’ Garven says.
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The band have been together for almost two years, but are not newcomers to the music industry.
Garven and Kelleher have been part of Newcastle/Sydney band the Seabellies for years. Garven says the band is the main focus right now.
‘‘We’re really trying to get as many people to hear it as possible,’’ he says. ‘‘That’s the main push right now, and I think Canada is a pretty good step to take in that way.
‘‘Our plan is always to push it out on an international level and we’re getting good feedback.’’
The band have had overwhelmingly good reviews of their live performances and have had plenty of airtime, despite having produced only two radio singles so far.
The band plans to tour Australia’s east coast on the back of their next single in mid to late August.
The band played a free gig at the Lass O’Gowrie Hotel on Friday in the lead-up to their overseas adventure.
Their newest single, Glacier, is available for free download from their Triple J Unearthed page, triplejunearthed.com/artist/twin-lakes.