“I find the deeper I dig, the more I realise how much depth and endless complexity there is to making music that stirs and engages me”, says Morning Harvey frontman and chief songwriter Spencer White.
For Spencer (Guitar / Vocals) and his brother Jackson (Drums) music has always played a lead role in their lives. “Jackson and I grew up in a very musically involved household. There were always instruments around the house, and both of our parents played and introduced us to the music that we would consider an influence to us today”.
“Our parents were incredibly encouraging, to say the least. There was never a point where the thought of being a musician or at least giving it a slog wasn’t an option”.
The brothers were eventually joined by childhood friend Steven Kempnich (Bass), forming Morning Harvey in 2014. Since then they have been steadily honing their craft and winning over fans with one great show, and one great song at a time. Fortunately for them, they now have fans in very high places.
“Seriously, though. You need to be on this now” were the words of John Richards from KEXP Seattle, one of Americas most influential radio stations for new music. KEXP gave the band their stamp of approval in 2015 with the highly sought after placement of ‘Song Of The Day’ with the single ‘Smith Street Swap Meet’. This led to many US College Radio stations championing the band and saw their EP storming the CMJ Radio 200 Charts, where they remained for 3 weeks.
Back home it has been the bands latest single ‘Susanne Monday’ which has been gaining them new fans around the country. The single was added to Triple J in 2016, with rave reviews across the board and an ‘Artist of The Week’ feature on Triple J Unearthed. Talking about the track, Music Director Richard Kingsmill says “Love this. It’s got a stack of personality. Great indie rock with a decent dose of bravado – 4 Stars”.
On the live side of things, Morning Harvey have toured & shared the stage with the likes of The Dandy Warhols, Band Of Skulls, The Charlatans, Steve Malkmus, Royal Blood and played Groovin The Moo to kick off 2016.