Australian trio The Goon Sax, whose debut album, Up to Anything, was one of my favorites of 2016, are putting the finishing touches on their second album which will be their first for Wichita Records. (It will still come out via Chapter Music in Australia and New Zealand.) While you wait, if you haven’t heard Up to Anything, it is super-charming, strummy, heart-on-sleeve indie-pop that recalls The Pastels, The Apartments and The Go-Betweens. (Guitarist Louis Forster is the son of The Go-Betweens’ Robert Forster, by the way.) You can stream that below.
The Goon Sax have also just announced their first North American shows, which will happen in June and currently only include stops in Chicago for Do Division Street Fest, a Brooklyn show at Union Pool on June 6 (tickets), and an L.A. show at The Echo on June 10 (tickets) which is for Part Time Punks.
They’ll be on tour in Europe right before coming to America. All dates are listed below.
The Goon Sax – 2018 Tour Dates
MAY 22 Kantine am Berghain Tuesday, 7:00PM Berlin, Germany
MAY 23 Aalhaus Wednesday, 7:00PM Hamburg, Germany
MAY 24 Dokbox Thursday, 7:00PM Gent, Belgium
MAY 26 Petit Bain Saturday, 7:00PM Paris, France
MAY 28 Gorilla Monday, 7:00PM Manchester, United Kingdom
MAY 29 Sebright Arms Tuesday, 8:00PM London, United Kingdom
JUN 01 Do Division Street Fest Friday, 7:00PM Chicago, IL
JUN 03 Subterranean Sunday, 7:00PM Chicago, IL
JUN 06 Union Pool Wednesday, 7:00PM New York, NY
JUN 10 Part Time Punks @ The Echo Sunday, 7:00PM Los Angeles, CA