The Goon Sax
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, they made the end of year lists for BBC 6Music, Billboard and Rough Trade, and earned them raves from the Guardian, Pitchfork, Spin etc. According to Metacritic, Up To Anything was the 8th best-reviewed debut album anywhere in the world in 2016. 2018’s album We’re Not Talking shows how much can change between the ages of 17 and 19: 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).
“Near-flawless guitar pop.” NME
“This is pop music as it should be: simple, unvarnished, young but not world-weary, and ultimately timeless.” The Line of Best Fit 9/10
“Brisbane trio navigates teen psychodramas with the sort of wry reportage that makes Courtney Barnett such a charming indie narrator.” Mojo 4*s