Poison City Records is delighted to welcome aboard Adelaide fuzz-rock trio HORROR MY FRIEND, announcing their debut album ’Stay In, Do Nothing’, set for release in January 2016.

Emerging from the seemingly sleepy suburbs of Adelaide, Horror My Friend’s approach to noisey, indie-rock is youthful and idiosyncratic. Tapping into the spirit of 90’s college-rock and shoe-gaze the trio (Josh Battersby, Tom Gordon & Sam Kolesnik) break new ground with their raw yet melodic auteurist songwriting, bolstered by frenetic, energetic live performances.

Riding a wave of critically-acclaimed singles and 2014’s ‘A Million Hands’ EP, Horror My Friend have been thrust towards the forefront of the nation’s music consciousness, rapidly garnering praise for their commitment to the live format. All this has seen the band branded a pack of upstarts well worth keeping an eye on. A testament to the strength of their releases, Horror My Friend have supported the likes of Violent Soho, Swervedriver (UK), DZ Deathrays, Tigers Jaw (USA) and The Cribs (UK), even slotting in nicely as the opening act for Cold Chisel and Spiderbait at Adelaide’s 2015 V8 Supercars. The trio have continued to chip away at nationwide recognition, securing strong local radio spins. They’ve even notched up a coveted triple j spot add, and scored an Unearthed Feature Artist slot.

‘Stay In’ is Horror My Friend’s lead single from their forthcoming debut album. It is a fierce ode to laziness, hopelessness and a bleak future. Recorded by Jez Giddings at Melbourne’s Hothouse Audio (Hunting Grounds, The Living End), Richard Bowers at Soundpark and mastered at Studios 301 by Steve Smart (You Am I, Midnight Oil), ‘Stay In, Do Nothing’ sparkles with youthful energy; walking the line between noise, rock and melody with a heavy nod to pioneers like Dinosaur Jr, Pixies and Swervedriver.

WATCH THE VIDEO FOR ‘STAY IN:

Horror My Friend’s Upcoming Shows…

Sat Aug 29 – Captain Cook, Sydney (‘Stay In’ Single Launch)

Thu Sep 3 – Prekender Party! at Reverence Hotel, Melbourne (w/ Iron Chic + Ceres + more)

Sat Sep 12 – The Bakehouse Presents: The Fresh Prince of Smithfield w/ Lost Woods and Framework – Jive Bar, Adelaide

Sat Sep 26 – Stonecutters Mini Festival: w/ The Peep Tempel, Hightime, God God Dammit Dammit, The Hard Aches, Sincerely Grizzly and more – Freemason’s Hall, Adelaide

HORROR MY FRIEND – ‘STAY IN, DO NOTHING’
Out January 16 via Poison City Records

 

LISTEN TO ‘STAY IN’ ON SOUNDCLOUD HERE

 

Horror My Friend album

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