Electronic, Indie, Pop
Joe, Josh, Edward, Durwin
Brian Eno, Arthur Russell, Deerhunter, Yellow Magic Orchestra, The Chills, Tears For Fears, David Bowie, Satoshi Ashikawa, Roxy Music, Stereolab
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These Guy was born many moons ago, deep within the bowels of multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Joe Saxby's consciousness. Originally a solo project inspired by the late-aughts' proliferation of bedroom recording artists, it grew into a three-piece in 2015, with the addition of Josh Coxon on guitar (aka Simi Lacroix) and Eddie L'Estrange on drums.
After cutting their teeth for a couple of years in Brisbane's live music scene, they retreated into a so-called "working hiatus" in Canada, which featured showcases at Pop Montreal 2017. The trio then made their way back to Brisbane in late 2018, and went on their first Australian tour. In 2019, they belatedly recruited Durwin Anderson as their first-ever bass player and continued to record and release new material.
The addition of band members, as well as just the natural passage of time, has allowed a process of continual sonic decluttering and renewal for These Guy. As a band, they’ve gradually refined Saxby’s initial one-guy vision into a smoother and calmer these-guy vision, which, nevertheless, remains aglow with an erratic and naïve sense of sonic expressionism.