Up to Anything
We're Not Talking
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.
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.
Mirror II is the third album by Brisbane trio The Goon Sax. It was recorded in Bristol, UK by John Parish (Aldous Harding, Perfume Genius, PJ Harvey). It shows the band restlessly rebuilding their intimate, vulnerable pop music into something bolder and more daring. Elements of darkness that shot through their much loved teenage albums Up To Anything (2016) and We're Not Talking (2018) have deepened and grown starker. The searing lyrical honesty is still there, but now their songs address the metaphysical rather than the mundane. Mirror II is the first truly adult album for three incredibly talented songwriters. It will be released in Australia/New Zealand by Chapter Music, and by Matador Records for the rest of the world.