Artist info

Genre

Indie, Rock


Sounds like

Sonic Youth, Title Fight, The Cribs, Die! Die! Die!, Dinosaur Jr


band members

Josh Battersby, Tom Gordon, Sam Kolesnik


Influences

Sonic Youth, My Bloody Valentine, The Cribs, Title Fight


Bio

Facebook: www.facebook.com/horrormyfriend
Management: Daniel Radburn - dradburn1@gmail.com
PR: Ash Kissane (Mucho Bravado) - ash@mucho-bravado.com
Band: horrormyfriend@live.com.au

Time and time again, Adelaide’s best-loved sons Horror My Friend have proven themselves to be one of Australia’s up and coming purveyors of barely controlled noise and fuzz, with ‘Pavement’, Horror My Friend hints at an upcoming album and reminds Australia’s scene of their chaotic reputation, whilst making a fierce statement on gender inequality and modern society’s building pressure to give up on one’s dreams.



Honing a unique, yet evocative sound, reminiscent of 90’s pioneers Sonic Youth, My Bloody Valentine and taking cues from German legends Neu!, along with relative newcomers DIIV, Horror My Friend summon the spirit of alternative rock and shoe gaze, whilst breaking new ground and embedding themselves firmly in the present. Within their relatively short career, Horror My Friend have caused a stir and garnered critical acclaim both nationally and internationally, through a strong commitment to chaotic, yet commanding live shows, touring and the strength of their songwriting at such a young age, proudly displayed on ‘Pavement’,a long with 2016’s seminal debut album ‘Stay In, Do Nothing’. During this time, Horror My Friend have toured nationally with the likes of Hockey Dad, Gyroscope, Die! Die! Die! (NZ) and Pity Sex (USA), among others, whilst locally supporting Violent Soho, Cold Chisel, The Cribs (UK), Swervedriver (USA) and more. In addition to this, Horror My Friend have performed at festivals such as Groovin’ The Moo, Yours & Owls Festival, Bigsound, Blurst of Times and Poison City Weekender, whilst garnering strong radio and media support through Triple J, Unearthed, a range of community radio stations, along with blogs and music publishers both nationally and internationally.



With the announcement of their new single ‘Pavement’, released through Poison City Records, coming at the end of the trio’s third tour for 2018, touring nationally with Emo legends Gyroscope, along with NZ post-punks Die! Die! Die!, both in New Zealand and Australia, Horror My Friend have taken a step up within Australia and into the international arena. ‘Pavement’ sees Horror My Friend take a step out of their lethargic, suburban home; commenting on the state of the wider, Australian music industry, filtering it through a dynamic wave of enveloping fuzz and reverb.


Photo by Kane Hibberd - The Art of Capture

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

17 Sep 2018

Triple J
40

It took me a bunch of listens to penetrate the squall that HMF cloak themselves in on Wedding but now that I'm here I'm having a fantastic time.

It took me a bunch of listens to penetrate the squall that HMF cloak themselves in on Wedding but now that I'm here I'm having a fantastic time.

Review

Review by Tommy Faith Tommy Faith

28 Feb 2018

Triple J
35

All about the dynamics here and the way that the calmer moments make those outbursts feel so much more raw

All about the dynamics here and the way that the calmer moments make those outbursts feel so much more raw

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

20 Feb 2018

Triple J
40

The gatekeepers of the SA guitar scene, HMF are back with a reminder of just how potent they can be.

The gatekeepers of the SA guitar scene, HMF are back with a reminder of just how potent they can be.