Cameron Avery formed the band as another band of his had broken up. The band is known for having two drummers. Their first EP was mixed by Brian Lucey, who had worked on The Black Keys' album Brothers.
In 2012 and 2013, the band went on an international tour supporting Tame Impala.
After touring the USA and Canada with Tame Impala, The Growl will be returning to Australian shores this April and marking the release of their debut LP What Would Christ Do?? with a national headline tour. Having earned multiple WAMI nominations, a triple j unearthed slot at last year's Big Day Out and a spot on the NME Australian Acts To Watch list in 2013, the group have been making a name for themselves on the world stage. With Cameron Avery showcasing his skills on vocals, What Would Christ Do?? will be available digitally and in stores on Friday April 5.