Artist info

Genre

Indie, Rock


band members

Marcus Gordon


Influences

C.G Jung, David Bowie


Website

Bio

Spookyland is the moniker for Australian outsider musician Marcus Gordon. A polarising singer who has received critical acclaim and contempt for his "aedonial and snarling" vocals (Pitchfork). Drawing influence from German romanticism and Jungian Depth Psychology, Spookyland's music is marked by it's unique brand of lyricism which focuses on unconscious subject matter.

The single 'Moonlight' marks the first official release for Spookyland since their 2016 critically acclaimed debut album 'Beauty Already Beautiful'. Enlisting the talents of his brother Lou James and his favourite local band The Tambourine Girls, Moonlight is an 80's inspired and sparkling departure from the guitar heavy "do or die sound" (Uncut) that marked the group's previous album.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

03 Mar 2021

Triple J
40

woahhhh talk about a time warp! five years on to hear that distinct spookyland vocal is so cool. there's drama and sparkle and size and a big vision that i was swept up in.

woahhhh talk about a time warp! five years on to hear that distinct spookyland vocal is so cool. there's drama and sparkle and size and a big vision that i was swept up in.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

03 Mar 2021

Triple J
40

Spookyland's distinct voice anchors this glowing new track. It's an intoxicating blend of post-punk, vagabond storytelling and almost pop finishing.

Spookyland's distinct voice anchors this glowing new track. It's an intoxicating blend of post-punk, vagabond storytelling and almost pop finishing.