Brisbane indie-pop trio the Goon Sax have announced their new album Mirror II is on the way. The follow-up to 2018’s We’re Not Talking is set to arrive on July 9 through Chapter Music here in Australia, and Matador for the rest of the world.
Album three saw the band travel to Bristol to record at Geoff Barrow’s Invada Studios, working with frequent PJ Harvey producer John Parish. It follows three years of writing and a fair amount of time spent apart between bandmates.
“We lived in a shared house together, this tiny little Queenslander we called ‘Fantasy Planet,’ where we wrote [Mirror II],” explains the band’s Riley Jones.
“We were able to go to each other’s rooms and say anything that came to mind and go to the practice room three times a week. It was pretty intense.”
To coincide with the announcement, the Goon Sax have shared new single ‘In the Stone’. The band’s Louis Forster says the track is situated around his move to Berlin with his partner after recording We’re Not Talking in late 2017.
“We were both exploring ourselves – accepting each other’s changes and celebrating flux – but also reckoning with the complicated need for a solid sense of self and the person we loved.
“Musically the song was influenced by what was playing in the background of our conversations which often took place in Ubers, supermarkets, outside parties. So it probably bears more of a subconsciously absorbed modern pop influence than anything else we’ve done as a band.”
‘In the Stone’ arrives alongside a video directed by Mara Palena. Watch that below.