Artist info

Genre

Indie, Rock, Roots


band members

Jack Robbins - vox/guitar Max Fletcher - bass James Harrison - drums


Influences

Tallest Man On Earth, Crosby Stills Nash & Young, Aldous Harding, Fleet Foxes, Wilco


Bio

The project of dynamic frontman Jack Robbins, Forever Son draws comparisons with the likes of captivating revolutionists Nick Drake, Aldous Harding, Townes Van Zandt, and Neil Young. Equal parts conviction and restraint, Robbins captures with hallmark, genre-defying completeness all the colour and feeling of everything that makes us human.

But the sound, of course, is only one cog in Robbins’ machine. Born, bred and now living on Victoria’s low-fi Surf Coast, Forever Son’s unique brand of artistry - including, but not limited to his borderless creativity and powerful onstage presence - is what really draws audiences in. When a captivating range of influences meet their match in an artist so compelling and potent, the result can only be this.

“Creating isn’t winning or losing,” Robbins once told a friend. The simple beauty of this realisation would fuel his music-making for years to come. Robins has since transgressed the boundaries of his folk-inspired roots, entering the realm of a deeper, fuller and more powerful sound while retaining his trademark lyrical depth. All in all, this is the sound of fearlessness.

Forever Son’s writing credits include the 7” split single with Fraser A. Gorman, debut EP Trout Fishing (2014) and the celebrated first LP '10 Months' released in 2017. Forever Son has appeared at Queenscliff Music Festival, in a recent multi-state tour for Porch Sessions in the summer of 2020, and is currently preparing for the much-anticipated follow-up album due out in 2021.

Review

Review by Dan Condon Dan Condon

08 Aug 2019

Triple J
45

I'm hearing shades of The Felice Brothers, Bill Callahan and Josh Ritter here and absolutely loving it. This is an absolute gift.

I'm hearing shades of The Felice Brothers, Bill Callahan and Josh Ritter here and absolutely loving it. This is an absolute gift.

Review

Review by Richard Kingsmill Richard Kingsmill

07 Aug 2019

Triple J
40

Loving the vibe (it's just the vibe, your honour) of this. The voice is great, and then when it ramps up towards the end...well, you listen. I won't spoil it. But I did a Pete Townsend.

Loving the vibe (it's just the vibe, your honour) of this. The voice is great, and then when it ramps up towards the end...well, you listen. I won't spoil it. But I did a Pete Townsend.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

03 Aug 2019

Triple J
40

Forever Son making it feel like it's forever sunny with this SPF 50+ charmer.

Forever Son making it feel like it's forever sunny with this SPF 50+ charmer.