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We're Not Talking (Aus​/​NZ customers)

by The Goon Sax

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***Customers outside Australia and NZ - please purchase at thegoonsax.bandcamp.com/album/were-not-talking ***

The Goon Sax are James Harrison, Louis Forster and Riley Jones from Brisbane, Australia.

Still in high school when they made their first album Up To Anything in 2016, their brand of awkwardly transcendent teenage guitar pop took them into end of year lists for BBC6, Billboard and Rough Trade, and earned them raves from the Guardian, Pitchfork, Spin, Uncut, Rolling Stone and elsewhere. According to Metacritic, Up To Anything was the 8th best-reviewed debut album anywhere in the world in 2016.

The Goon Sax toured UK and Europe twice on that record, played shows with Whitney, US Girls, Teenage Fanclub, Twerps and Blank Realm, graduated school, and then turned their focus to album number two. They flew to Melbourne to record with James Cecil and Cameron Bird, respectively former/current members of Architecture In Helsinki.

Upcoming album We're Not Talking shows how much can change between the ages of 17 and 19. It's a record that takes the enthusiasms of youth and twists them into darker, more sophisticated shapes, full of lines like “When the bus went past your house and past your stop my eyes filled with tears" and "I’ve got a few things above my bed but it feels so empty, I’ve got spaces to fill and we're not talking.” Relationships are now laced with hesitation, remorse, misunderstanding and ultimately compassion.

Strings, horns, even castanets sneak their way onto the album, but We're Not Talking isn't glossy throwaway pop. Sounds stick out at surprising angles, cow-bells become lead instruments and brief home-recorded fragments appear unexpectedly. This is a record made by restless artists, defying expectations as if hardly noticing, and its complexity makes We're Not Talking even more of a marvel.

credits

released September 14, 2018

James - Guitar, Bass, keys, Vocals
Riley - Percussion, Vocals
Louis - Guitar, Bass, keys, Vocals
Lizzie Welsh - Violin
Biddy Connor - Viola
Madison Foley - Trumpet

All songs written by The Goon Sax.
Produced by James Cecil, Cameron Bird and The Goon Sax
Engineered and mixed by James Cecil at Super Melody World
Mastered by Tex Houston

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The Goon Sax Brisbane, Australia

The Goon Sax are James Harrison, Louis Forster and Riley Jones from Brisbane, Australia. Still in high school when they made their first album Up To Anything in 2016, their brand of awkwardly transcendent teenage guitar pop took them into end of year lists for BBC6, Billboard and Rough Trade, and earned raves from the Guardian, Pitchfork, Spin, Uncut, Rolling Stone and elsewhere. ... more

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