12 Songs, 29 Minutes


About The Goon Sax

Formed in a Brisbane, Australia bedroom while they were still in high school, the indie pop group the Goon Sax match the awkward simplicity of Beat Happening or hometown legends the Cannanes with the angular pulse of the early songs of another important band formed in Brisbane, the Go-Betweens. James Harrison and Louis Forster (son of the Go-Betweens' Robert Forster) began working on songs in Harrison's bedroom, and were joined by drummer Riley Jones, who had been taking lessons for a month. The trio soon started playing house shows, then graduated to clubs, where they played with like-minded bands like the Twerps and Blank Realm. They were snapped up by Chapter Music and their first single, "Sometimes Accidentally," was issued in September 2015. The second, "Boyfriend," followed quickly two months later. More live shows followed, including a spot at Brisbane's Laneway Festival in early 2016. Their debut album, Up to Anything, was released in early 2016 by Chapter Music. ~ Tim Sendra

Brisbane, Australia