Voltaire Twins is an Australian New Wave band from Perth, Western Australia, consisting of lead vocalists/synthesiser players (and siblings) Jaymes and Tegan, with drummer Matt and bass synthesiser player Jack.
The band performs live as a four-piece, with the twins playing synthesisers and singing, accompanied by a third synthesiser player and a drummer.
The band was unearthed by national youth broadcaster Triple J in 2008, when they won the Triple J Unearthed Play At Parklife competition on the back of their song D.I.L. which received airplay on Triple J.
Their bands latest single Animalia was launched at a sell-out show in Perth in August 2011, and soon gained high rotation on Triple J, Fbi and RTRFM in Australia. It was released in the US in November 2011 debuted at #36 on the USA college radio charts.
They went on to high profile support slots for Ladytron, Maximo Park, Art vs. Science, Midnight Juggernauts and Lost Valentinos and festival slots at Parklife Festival, St Jerome's Laneway Festival, One Movement For Music, Summadayze, Good Vibrations Festival and Groovin' the Moo.
In September 2009, Voltaire Twins launched D.I.L. as a single with a remix from London producers JBAG.
In July 2010 the JBAG remix of D.I.L. was featured on French label Kitsun's Kitsun x Ponystep compilation.
In August 2010 they launched the EP Cabin Fever following airplay on Triple J for the title track.
In October 2011 Voltaire Twins performed at the CMJ Music Marathon in New York City alongside The Jezabels and Philadelphia Grand Jury.
In May 2011 they embarked on a national tour of Australia, supporting Tim & Jean.
In March 2012, they performed at SXSW in Austin, TX.