Brisbane has always had a healthy, slightly left of centre, music scene.
So rising trio The Goon Sax haven't exactly appeared from nowhere. A three-piece who share a passion for Flying Nun Records, Galaxie 500 and The Velvet Underground, their sparsely poetic material sparked an online flurry last night.
Snapped up by Chapter Music, the band hurriedly laid down their debut album 'Up To Anything'. Out on April 8th, it's funny, charming, moving and totally addictive, hitting spots that other indie pop outfits simply can't reach.
Clash is able to premiere the title cut, and you can check it out below. Here's Louis Forster with a few words of explanation:
"'Up To Anything' is the second last song I wrote for the album of the same name. I remember sitting down on the couch in my living room, it was 2 in the afternoon, the middle of summer and I hadn't changed out of my pyjamas yet. I was waiting for James to come over, and suddenly I was playing the riff, the rest of the song came very quickly after that. The lyrics were just a snapshot of my life, which at that time felt tiresome and slow. A few weeks later I showed it to the band, and it became the standard opener for our set."
Tune in now.