Brisbane guitar group The Goon Sax are back with new album, We’re Not Talking. After releasing their debut Up To Anything at only seventeen years old, this new record is showing the world how two years on, their raw talent has been refined to give us a new, emotional maturity whilst continuing to write about those youthful, yet universal themes of love and confusion.
By Katie Manning
Opening with the charming Make Time 4 Love, which springs into action with some cowbells and accompanying strings. It is acoustic and upbeat, and paired with Louis Forster’s charismatic and androgynous vocals, cements its status as a song for the perils of youth.
James Harrison takes the lead on the next few, most notably on the beautifully honest Love Lost. In comparison to Forster’s, Harrison’s vocals can sound ordinary however this is what is so perfect. His style is raw and unassuming, which means that when he admits to the listener “I’ve got problems that I don’t know how to deal with, and I’ve got issues that I don’t want to be seen with”, it is even easier to relate yourself.
The Goon Sax are growing up, and their music is growing up with them; basically this record is going through puberty. An entire generation can be seen in their simple yet beautifully produced music, and they invite everyone to join them in whatever life throughs at you.
We’re Not Talking is available now.