The GOON SAX – ” Mirror ll “

Posted: May 12, 2021 in MUSIC
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Since forming in high school, Brisbane band The Goon Sax—the trio of Riley Jones, Louis Forster, and James Harrison, best friends who take turns writing, singing, and playing each instrument— have been celebrated for their unpretentious, kinetic homemade pop.

Woah aaAaaaa today’s the day we start sharing what we’ve been working on for the last 3 and a half years! It feels a bit like we’ve been living in this album and the universe surrounding it alone for all that time, and now all of a sudden people are coming over. So, the album is called “Mirror II” and this first track we’re sharing is “In The Stone“.

It’s a strange little room by the entrance of Mirror lI, I want to scramble, clean up and hide things. I know it’s freezing! I also don’t want to say what we use this space for because you can do whatever you want in it!. It’s wild to be sharing this now! We’re so insanely excited and also in total disbelief.

“Mirror ll”, The Goon Sax’s first album for Matador Records, is something else entirely: a new beginning, a multi-dimensional eclectic journey of musical craftsmanship that moves from disco to folk to no wave skronk with staggering cohesion. Gone are the first-person insecurities of their school days—they’ve been made expansive, more universal, more weird. “Mirror ll” is intense, the sum of everything that has always made The Goon Sax great: robust sprech- gesang, raw lyrical candor, ascending guitar pop structures that would make the most storied jangle bands blush, elevated into their newfound narra- tive verisimilitude and expanded sonic xperiment- tations. each member’s idiosyncratic style comes across on record: Riley’s bubblegum noise is more present than ever before, Louis’ moody, super- natural avant-pop, and James’ psychedelic folk.

So much love and eternal gratitude to John Parish, James Trevascus, Joe Price and everyone at Matador Records and Chapter Records who put so much love and time into this strange space we were making.

We’ll be takin’ this album on the road too and heading back to The UK after our Aussie shows.

Dates below:01/09/21 – Hare & Hounds Kings Heath, Birmingham02-05/09/21 – End Of The Road Festival 06/09/21 – MOTH CLUB, London 07/09/21 – Pink Room, YES, Manchester 08/09/21 – Mono Cafe Bar, Glasgow

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