The Stroppies The Hope & Ruin




The Stroppies plays The Hope & Ruin for their debut show in Brighton!
Resident: 01273 606312

Whooshis a silly word, says Gus Lord of the Stroppies. There is something completely nonsense about it, especially when removed from any kind of context. For me it conjures up images of something absurd and transient -two things fundamental in the experience of listening to or making good pop music."

Whoosh may indeed be a silly word but it almost onomatopoeically captures the sound and essence of The Stroppies first proper debut album, one that breezes along with boundless energy, a refrained pop strut, infectious grooves and the sort of jangling guitar melodies that sound like a prime-era Flying Nun band.

Between them, the Melbourne-based band - currently comprising of Gus Lord, Rory Heane, Claudia Serfaty and Adam Hewitt - have been in countlessbands such as Boomgates, Twerps, Tyrannamen, Primetime, Blank Statements, The Blinds, White Walls, See Saw and Possible Humans. The band formed together around a kitchen table in 2016 with a heavy focus around the essence of collaboration and a DIY ethos. This led to an acclaimed cassette release of lounge room recordings, which was then pressed onto vinyl to more acclaim. The Stroppies next step was then taking their DIY approach to home recordings into the studio to make a transitional leap to what wouldbecome their proper studio debut. Whoosh is our first concerted effort to make something with a bit more sonic depth, says Claudia Serfaty (the band's other primary songwriter). It was an attempt to take working processes that had been established in a home recording setting and build on them with a broader musical palette in the studio in order to push the band into new territory without compromising what made initial releases so endearing.
Endearment is something that the Stroppies have no problem retaining on Whoosh. Its a record that possesses all the spunk and gusto of a young band hurtling forward yet also knowing when to take their foot off the accelerator. Its an album that simultaneously feels young and fresh but wise beyond its years.

Plus support

Upcoming Love Thy Neighbour shows:
17012019 - Bloom + Emma Gatrill + A Lily. The Hope & Ruin
18012019 - Heirloom + GURU + Skinny Milk. The Hope & Ruin
19012019 - Hollow Hand +RADIDAS +Winter Gardens. The Hope & Ruin
28012019 - Free Cake For Every Creature. The Hope & Ruin
03022019 - Air Waves. The Hope & Ruin
09022019 - Surfbort. Latest Music Bar
28022019 - Skinny Lister. Concorde 2
08032019 - She Drew The Gun. Patterns
15032019 - The Shifters. The Hope & Ruin
07042019 - Dan Mangan. The Hope & Ruin
17042019 - Anna St. Louis. The Hope & Ruin
17072019 - The Stroppies. The Hope & Ruin

twitter tumbler facebook google plus pinterest


This event has no tagged artists


This is the first time you have logged in. Please select your city below: