We're Not Talking
A seriously special album. Rough trade highly recommends this. Australian teen trio The Goon Sax release a brand new album, We're Not Talking on Wichita Recordings. 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 earned them wide-spread critical acclaim. For album number two, they flew to Melbourne to record with James Cecil and Cameron Bird, respectively former / current members of Architecture In Helsinki, and 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. Relationships are now laced with hesitation, remorse, misunderstanding and ultimately compassion. Drummer Riley Jones really comes to the fore here, joining Louis and James in singing lead and writing songs for the first time, making the band the musical equivalent of an equilateral triangle (the strongest shape in physics). Delivering brilliantly human and brutally honest vignettes of adolescent angst, The Goon Sax brim with personality, charm and heart-wrenching honesty. We’re Not Talking 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. For fans of The Modern Lovers, DIY Australian music from the late 70's and Galaxie 500.
CD - Digipack.
LP - Black Vinyl.
LP+ - Rough Trade Exclusive. Limited to 500 Copies on Blue Vinyl.
- Genre Australia & New Zealand
- Released 14/09/18