Horror My Friend
Emerging from the seemingly sleepy suburbs of Adelaide, Horror My Friend’s approach to noisy, 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 song writing, bolstered by frenetic, energetic live performances.
Riding a wave of critically-acclaimed singles and 2014’s ‘A Million Hands’ EP and 2016’s celebrated debut album, ‘Stay In, Do Nothing’. 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 having supported and toured nationally with the likes of Violent Soho, Swervedriver (UK), Pity Sex (USA), DZ Deathrays, Tigers Jaw (USA), Hockey Dad 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, signing to Melbourne’s Poison City Records (Smith Street Band, Luca Brasi, etc) and selling out shows nationally. They’ve even notched up a coveted triple j spot add, and scored an Unearthed Feature Artist slot.
After a monstrous stint of touring with Pity Sex, Hockey Dad and Columbus, along with appearances at Yours & Owls and Weekender Festival, Horror My Friend are releasing ‘DIYS’, the trio’s first single since their acclaimed debut album ‘Stay In, Do Nothing’ hit stands courtesy of Poison City Records almost exactly one year ago. Hailed variously as “urgent and very now” (The AU Review), “oozing with melodies and aggression” (The Music) and “frenetic, buzzing” (Musicfeeds), these guys are steadily on the up and up. DIYS commences with vast vocals that meander mesmerisingly along to syrupy bass tones and thumping snare cracks before careering headfirst into a crunching, hugely satisfying wall of sound. DIYS is the disparate sound of a lazy 90’s summer dragged kicking and screaming into 2017.