Wichita Recordings are delighted to announce the signing of Australian band The Goon Sax. The teen trio marry sublime indiepop with brilliantly human and brutally honest vignettes of adolescent angst delivered with personality, charm and heart-wrenching wonder.
The Goon Sax are James Harrison, Louis Forster and Riley Jones from Brisbane. 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 BBC 6Music, Billboard and Rough Trade, and earned them rave reviews 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 The Great Escape and shows with Whitney, US Girls, Twerps, TOPS and Teenage Fanclub, graduated school, and then turned their focus to album number two, due to be released later in the year. After recording, Louis spent some time being bohemian in a freezing Berlin apartment, but they are now all back in Australia, and keeping busy playing shows with Angel Olsen, Perfume Genius and Protomartyr.
Returning after their co-headline show with TOPS in June, The Goon Sax return to London this year!
Tickets go on sale Friday 23rd March at 9am!
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Tickets £8.50 +bf adv.
31-35 Coate St. , London, E2 9AG