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


Website

horrormyfriend.com

Bio

Facebook: www.facebook.com/horrormyfriend
Website: https://horrormyfriend.com
Management: Daniel Radburn - dradburn1@gmail.com / Tom Gordon - tom@planetshhh.com.au
PR: Caitlin Crawley (Habit Music Co) - caitlin@habitmusiccompany.com.au
Band: horrormyfriend@live.com.au

Time and time again, Adelaide’s best-loved noisy heroes Horror My Friend have proven themselves to be one of Australia’s up and coming purveyors of barely controlled noise and fuzz, with ‘Turned Loose’, album and reminding Australia of their ability to combine noise and fuzz with infectious melody, whilst announcing their biggest shows to date in the UK and Europe for the first time, including dates at The Great Escape and Groezrock, after signing to X-Ray Touring in 2018.

Honing a unique, yet evocative sound, reminiscent of 90’s pioneers Sonic Youth, My Bloody Valentine, Swirlies 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, along with the strength and maturity of their songwriting, proudly displayed on ‘Turned Loose’,a long with 2016’s seminal debut album ‘Stay In, Do Nothing’ and 2018’s ‘Home Life.

During this time, Horror My Friend have toured nationally with the likes of Hockey Dad, Gyroscope, The Cribs (UK), Die! Die! Die! (NZ) and Pity Sex (USA), among others, whilst locally supporting Violent Soho, Cold Chisel, The Cribs (UK), Swervedriver (UK) 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 ‘Turned Loose’, released through Rad/Music Farmers as their first ever release, the trio begin a whirlwind 2019, touring through the UK and Europe with fellow aussies Kingswood, along with a string of huge festival dates, Horror My Friend have taken a step up within Australia and into the international arena.

Photo - Nick Horvat

Review

Review by Nick Findlay Nick Findlay

20 May 2019

Triple J
45

I haven't heard brooding guitars like this in years and shows why HMF are one of Adelaide's finest purveyors of post punk

I haven't heard brooding guitars like this in years and shows why HMF are one of Adelaide's finest purveyors of post punk

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

23 Apr 2019

Triple J
40

Good band keeps getting gooder. You know what I mean. Kev Shields would blush at those guitars but I do believe he sacrificed human emotion to the devil during the 319th mixing session for Loveless.

Good band keeps getting gooder. You know what I mean. Kev Shields would blush at those guitars but I do believe he sacrificed human emotion to the devil during the 319th mixing session for Loveless.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

23 Apr 2019

Triple J
40

it's a dizzying mix but one that invites you along for a heady ride instead of making you sick by swirling you round too fast.

it's a dizzying mix but one that invites you along for a heady ride instead of making you sick by swirling you round too fast.