In its storied 25-year history the Australian label Chapter Music had never signed a band after receiving an unsolicited demo. Until it signed The Goon Sax in 2015.
The label spotted that the Brisbane teenage trio were already masters at pairing teen micro drama with pop sophistication. And since signing, The Goon Sax have been busy refining their signature languid pop style. It’s all impressively contained on their new debut album, Up to Anything, which was released earlier this month.
To celebrate, the threesome will fly over to play The Great Escape festival in Brighton. It kicks off on May 18th. Which means that if you are in the mood for some stylishly cool, Lou Reed meets Galaxie 500 type of rock, you’d better book your train tickets now.
With the album safely on shelves are you curious what is the young trio up to down under? Us too.
So, we asked drummer Riley Jones to capture the band’s routine in their natural environment. That included a lot of her and her bandmates Louis Forster and James Harrison practising. A brief New South Wales tour supporting Teenage Fanclub. And a few animals.