The Goon Sax Share We Can't Win + Announce New Tour Dates
The Goon Sax share new single "We Can't Win," the last taster prior to the release of their incredible second album We're Not Talking (out 14 September via Wichita). Listen to the track here.
Early reviews are in - and they're nothing short of incandescent, including 4*s in Mojo plus a Mojo Rising feature, 8/10 in Uncut and 9/10 from Loud & Quiet. The trio (made up of Louis Forster, Riley Jones, and James Harrison) has a seemingly supernatural ability to capture the essence of youthful love, heartbreak, and confusion, and this is perhaps best embodied in the song "We Can't Win." With tender trading vocals between Louis and Riley, a sense of loss is immediately felt, as though something that was once simple and beautiful had become complicated and painful. It's a broken heart song, but one that doesn't confound its message with oblique lyrics, instead using directness to lay itself bare.
The band bring their brilliantly human and brutally honest vignettes of adolescent angst to the UK with shows in September and October, including dates in Glasgow and Leeds, plus a newly announced instore at Rough Trade East on 19 September, shows in Birmingham (20th) and Manchester (22nd) before heading to Europe and returning for a gig at Brighton's Green Door Store on 15 October and their biggest London headline show to date at The Garage on 16 October.
THE GOON SAX FULL TOUR DATES Mon. Sept. 17 - Hug & Pint, Glasgow UK Tue. Sept. 18 - Headrow House, Leeds UK Wed. Sept. 19 – London, UK @ Rough Trade East Thu. Sept. 20 – Birmingham, UK @ Hare & Hounds Sat. Sept. 22 – Manchester UK @ YES Sun. Sept. 23 – Bristol UK @ Grain Barge Thur. Sept 27 – Cologne, Germany @ King Georg Sat. Sept. 29 – Berlin, Germany @ Internet Explorer Tue. Oct. 9 – Toulouse, FR @ L’usine à Musiques Thu. Oct. 11 – Nantes, FR @ Pole Etudiant Fri. Oct. 12 – Paris, FR @ Point Ephémère Mon. Oct. 15 – Brighton, UK @ The Green Door Store Tue. Oct. 16 – London, UK @ The Garage Tue. Oct. 23 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s Wed. Oct. 24 – Washington, DC @ Songbyrd Thu. Oct. 25 – Brooklyn, NY @ Alphaville Fri. Oct. 26 – Montreal, QC @ Brassiere Beaubien Sat. Oct. 27 – Toronto, ON @ Baby G Mon. Oct. 29 – Detroit, MI @ Deluxx Fluxx Tue. Oct. 30 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle Thu. Nov. 1 – Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge Sat. Nov. 3 – Boise, ID @ The Olympic Mon. Nov. 5 – Seattle, WA @ Barboza Tue. Nov. 6 – Portland, OR @ Polaris Hall Thu. Nov. 8 – San Francisco, CA @ Café Du Nord Fri. Nov. 9 – Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Theater Tickets: https://www.thegoonsax.com/live/
LISTEN TO "WE CAN'T WIN" https://youtu.be/DJhqa9E44ik
Pre-Order link: http://smarturl.it/TGSWe-reNotTalking
EARLY PRAISE FOR WE'RE NOT TALKING
"The Goon Sax have created a glorious pop album that perfectly captures those awkward confusions on the road to adulthood" - MOJO (****)
"We're Not Talking manages to further embellish the adolescent brilliance of their debut. They experiment with pop's history while still continuing to grow into a sound that's undeniably their own." - Loud and Quiet (9/10)
"Fresh out of school and still teens, the group create transcendently awkward tongue-tied pop reminiscent of Bristol's Sarah Records releases between 1987 and 1995. You get the feeling that they're really only getting started." - Louder Than War
"This group of teenagers from Brisbane could be your favorite new band." - NPR Music
8/10 - UNCUT