OVER two albums, written as teenagers, Brisbane's The Goon Sax have illustrated the rare ability to marry unconventional music with pop melodies.
Now in their early 20s and with Louis Forster's (vocals, guitar) worldly experience of having lived in Berlin, the indie-pop trio's music has grown exponentially.
Mirror II see The Goon Sax expand their sonic palette in multiple directions. There's lush instrumentation (Til Dawn), epic forays into arena-filling synth-pop (Psychic) and '60s psych-pop playfulness (Temples).
The Goon Sax formed when Forster, the son of The Go-Betweens' Robert Forster, teamed up with James Harrison (bass, vocals) in 2013. Drummer Riley Jones joined a year later and their albums Up To Anything (2016) and We're Not Talking (2018) found critical acclaim from the likes of US website Pitchfork.
Mirror II was produced in Bristol by John Parish (PJ Harvey, Aldous Harding) and the band are relocating shortly to the UK with the anticipation that album No.3 could crack the Old Dart. Mirror II sounds like a safe bet.