NEW MUSIC: The Goon Sax return with new single and album announcement

Brisbane trio The Goon Sax are back with the first single/video from their forthcoming new LP Mirror II, due out on July 9th on Chapter Music (Aus/NZ) and Matador Records (rest of world). The first single, ‘In The Stone’, shows the band changing gears from their quirky bedroom guitar pop and exploring no wave, avant pop and post-punk sounds. There’s still that unique homespun feel … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: The Goon Sax return with new single and album announcement

LIVE REVIEW: The Goon Sax @ Petersham Bowling Club, Sydney

The Goon Sax, Gregor, Married Man Petersham Bowling Club 23 November 23rd, 2018 As The Goon Sax made a hurried dash from Newcastle after their flight from Brisbane to Sydney was curtailed, Married Man opened the evening of outside guitar pop music with a set that showcased the songs and voice of Sarafina Pea. Vocal effects were employed to songs that took in dream pop … Continue reading LIVE REVIEW: The Goon Sax @ Petersham Bowling Club, Sydney

ALBUM REVIEW: The Goon Sax – We’re Not Talking

They were young when they formed, young when they recorded their first album and they’re still only just sloping out of their teens as they release their sophomore album. At its strongest, We’re Not Talking still reaches the same impossibly catchy jangle-pop heights that they impressed with on their debut, but across its 30 minutes some minor risk-taking doesn’t quite pay off.  Their trademark innocence … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: The Goon Sax – We’re Not Talking

INTERVIEW: The Goon Sax

TALKING WE’RE NOT TALKING Brisbane trio The Goon Sax return with their second album and as Louis Forster and Riley Jones explain to Chris Familton, the desire to document their thoughts and experiences through an open musical relationship remains the driving ethos of the band.  They were still teenagers negotiating the twin worlds of school life and being in a band when they released their … Continue reading INTERVIEW: The Goon Sax

NEWS: The Goon Sax Announce New LP ‘We’re Not Talking’

Brisbane trio The Goon Sax are back with the followup to their acclaimed debut album Up To Anything. We’re Not Talking is due out on September 14th on Chapter Music via Secretly Canadian/Inertia Music. Here’s the first single, ‘She Knows’, a song that still possesses that urgent acoustic strum but now framed by a bigger, warmer sound and more effects. If the first album was the … Continue reading NEWS: The Goon Sax Announce New LP ‘We’re Not Talking’

NEW MUSIC: The Goon Sax – Up To Anything

Brisbane trio The Goon Sax are about to release their debut LP via Chapter Music in a couple of weeks. Here’s the title track Up To Anything, a song that hits the right spots for us – a bass line reminiscent of The Bats,  the delightfully doleful vocal style of Louis Forster and brisk, economical and snappy drums. It’s a melancholic pop song par excellence. The band … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: The Goon Sax – Up To Anything