Australian Trio The Goon Sax have just released their debut record Up To Anything to high acclaim. But despite the standout 80's sound embedded deep within their record, here's why The Goon Sax are still very much the teenagers of the 00's...
Hello Goon Sax! Your new album has been reviewed by Pitchfork and you seem chuffed about how it's being recieved. What's next now?
Louis: At the moment we are doing some album launch shows around Australia, after that hopefully we will be coming to Europe and doing a tour there. We are also writing lot's of new songs all the time too.
Explain yourself in no more than 3 ice creams combinations?
Riley: I think Boysenberry alone pretty much sums me up. In my mind Louis would be a Lemon sorbet; refreshing but not to be taken lightly. And James would have to be a Nutty Mix; he's very particular.
One of your songs is called Telephone. What kind of phone have you got?
Louis: I have a very cracked iPhone 4 which I bought off my friend Connor about 3 years ago now. It's quite slow but it definitely does the job.
"I wouldn't say it's a breakup anthem, many of the relationships we are singing about never really even got to the stage where you can break up"
Trying to grasp the theme of the record. Is it a breakup anthem or something more than that? You mention "teen micro drama"...
Louis: I wouldn't say it's a breakup anthem, many of the relationships we are singing about never really even got to the stage where you can break up. I guess it's mainly James and I worrying out loud.
Looking at the front cover of your record. Is Morrissey the style icon here? If not, who is?
Louis: We had a few inspirations for the front cover, the cover of Adventure by Television was a big one. I absolutely love that cover. The way they look in that photo immediately grabs you. I also always love to know what bands look like, it somehow makes the music seem more personal so it was important for me that we were on the cover.
Riley: I love Morrissey.