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The Aussie trio are coming to the UK in September for the first time, too.

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After hearing them at the tail end of 2015 we featured Australian indie-rock trio The Goon Sax at the start of this year. We liked the way the Brisbane band captured the reality of teenagehood with charm and honesty.

Louis Forster, James Harrison and Riley Jones explained all about the beginnings of the band in our interview feature. And back in April, Loud And Quiet writer Alex Wisgard, in his review of their debut album ‘Up To Anything’, described their sound as “brilliantly, brutally adolescent pop music.”

Now you can watch the new video for the title track from that album. Before that, Louis Forster has this to say about it:

‘Up To Anything’ is the second to last song I wrote for the album of the same name. I remember sitting down on the couch in my living room, it was two 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.”

There you have it. Simple. Watch the video for ‘Up To Anything’ below.

The Goon Sax are also making the long journey to the UK for the first time in September, so if you want to catch them they’re playing the following spots.

UK tour dates:
London, Shacklewell Arms – 27 September
Leeds, Headrow House – 28
Manchester, Eagle Inn – 29
Glasgow, Mono – 30

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