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  • Summary: This is the debut full-length release for the indie pop trio from Brisbane, Australia.
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Sweaty Hands
Now this is the worst, you'll ever see me look But if that's alright Well things are pretty good Walk past an apartment and hear ABBA it makes me... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. Mar 25, 2016
    100
    It is a deceptively difficult trick, to capture the humanity and irregularities of music in a way that does not feel cloying, but over 12 tracks on their debut album Brisbane’s the Goon Sax manage it again, and again, and again. This is some kind of wonderful.
  2. 90
    This is pop music as it should be: simple, unvarnished, young but world-weary, and ultimately timeless.
  3. Jul 15, 2016
    90
    Sweetly alienated knockouts like “Ice Cream (On My Own)” and “Sometimes Accidentally” lend a gravitas to twee as shruggily out of place in 2016 as Tallulah was in 1987--and every bit as necessary.
  4. Mojo
    Mar 25, 2016
    80
    Brisbane trio navigates teen psychodramas with the sort of wry reportage that makes Courtney Barnett such a charming indie narrator. [May 2016, p.96]
  5. Mar 25, 2016
    70
    Each song is well-structured and wise beyond its years while the messages are confused, delicate and very, very teenage. This is the sound of growing up smart.
  6. Mar 25, 2016
    70
    It's an impressive debut, one that should easily win over fans of simple and true indie pop, and also one that promises great things in the future.
  7. Uncut
    Mar 25, 2016
    70
    The droll self-awareness and blunt strum of their songs may have you thinking of The Go-Betweens, but it's more a general stylistic flourish that has The Goon Sax coming across as classic Brisbane pop. [May 2016, p.74]

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