Back in July, Brisbane trio The Goon Sax released their critically acclaimed third album and Matador Records debut, Mirror II. They return today with a video for the song ‘Temples’, which features James Harrison on lead vocals.
The band have also announced rescheduled UK shows as well as a run of dates supporting Snail Mail in the US this spring. A full list of dates can be found below.
James Harrison says on ‘Temples’:
“Temples is an offering in song that I wanted to be overwhelmingly pretty and a bit nostalgic. It sort of reminds me of an epic biopic or a scripted love letter.
When writing the lyrics, I was trying to surmise a romance in its entirety rather than as a self-contained moment. That’s why I think the romanticism is a bit unbelievable. And why I felt like I was in a dream state when I wrote it.
The lyrics are referential to The Wind and The Willows as well as Tim Buckley. The video takes inspiration from Joanna Newsom’s clip for “Divers” as well as a scene from the 2000’s Kanye West clip “All Falls Down.” Director James Caswell and band mates Louis and Riley helped me bring this song and video to life.”
Since forming in high school, Brisbane band The Goon Sax— the trio of Riley Jones, Louis Forster, and James Harrison, best friends who take turns writing, singing, and playing each instrument— have been celebrated for their kinetic homemade pop.
Mirror II is a new beginning: a multi-dimensional eclectic journey of musical craftsmanship that moves from disco to folk to no wave skronk with staggering cohesion. Gone are the first-person insecurities of their school days — they’ve been made expansive, more universal, and more weird.
Mirror II is available for pre-order via Matador Records HERE
The album is released in Australia and New Zealand via Chapter Music and is available for purchase in those territories HERE
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