TERRY is an Australian super group of sorts – comprised of (deep breathe) Al Montfort (of Total Control and Dick Diver), Zephyr Pavey (Eastlink, Total Control, Russell Street Bombings), Amy Hill (Constant Mongrel, School Of Radiant Living), and Xanthe Waite (Mick Harvey Band) – who’ve announced their debut album, TERRY HQ, will be out July 1 via Upset the Rhythm.
Ahead of its release next month, they’ve kindly been previewing their debut LP with some sublime singles. So far it would appear their sound is a sort of throwback to that late ’70s / early- 80s era – with touches of punk, post-punk, glam and indie – and it is magnificent! The first glimpse was provided by ‘Don’t Say Sorry’, a nervy, scratchy and off-kilter stomper. It operates in the blurred lines between punk and indie, skittering along with an unhinged guitar until the midway point, where it careers off into a discordant, sonic self-implosion and never looks back. Their new single ‘Third War’ is an infectious, warped take on classic ’70s glam with punky tones. Unravelling at its own pace with a peaceful acoustic strum and vocals, it is offset by the constant drone of an electric guitar, and juxtaposed by melancholic musings surrounding a seemingly doomed world.
TERRY HQ, will be out July 1 but for now, get your ears into the jerky rhythms of ‘Don’t Say Sorry’ & the wonderfully infectious ‘Third War’.