Artist info

Genre

Indie, Rock


band members

Josh Morphett - Vox, Guitar Michael Morphett - Drums, Vox Sam Rogerson - Bass, Vox


Influences

Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins, Nine Inch Nails


Gig

TORK

Strong impact coarse language and/or themes

26 Oct

Grace Emily

Adelaide, 5000

ADELAIDE

9:00pm

Gig

TORK

Strong impact coarse language and/or themes

8 Nov

HQ Brickroom

Adelaide, 5000

ADELAIDE

8:00pm

Bio

“Listened (to ‘Can’t Stop Thinking’) a few times in a row and was totally consumed by that point” - Declan Byrne, Home & Hosed Triple J.

“TORK’s debut EP ‘Everything’ explodes like a good firework; with oomph, heaps of noise, and an attitude that’s probably illegal in a few states” - Happy Mag.

This Adelaide 3-piece are creating an intriguing 90’s inspired noise. When lead singer / songwriter Josh Morphett first picked up a guitar and brother Michael Morphett exited the womb, the beginnings of TORK were in play. Add a healthy spice of bass sludge master, Sam Rogerson, to the mix and you’ve got yourself a captivating collection of musical talent.

The trio have scored support slots with Aussie legends Rose Tattoo and internationally potent rock ’n’ rollers MASSIVE.

Josh toured the West coast in a caravan for 6 months taking TORK tunes to an acoustic level around rural SA and WA. His return to Adelaide in October triggers the release of their third single in 2019, ‘Dog Day’.

The laid back alt-rock number depicts a change in scenery, lifestyle, location, friendship circles, or anything affecting emotional state - for better or worse. In many cases, better and worse. Originally written by a young Josh Morphett in 2006 about the drag of a domestic dog's life, assuring himself that the lyrics were seriously lame, he rewrote them in late 2018. With several reworking and tweaks of the song over the years, and being a consistent crowd favourite, they decided to record and formally release it on Oct 11.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

16 Oct 2019

Triple J
35

hearing some of the classic bleeding into this and tork are firing out a very sick blend.

hearing some of the classic bleeding into this and tork are firing out a very sick blend.

Review

Review by Claire Mooney Claire Mooney

29 Jul 2019

Triple J
35

That huge Nirvana influence is seeping up on this one. Really like what you're offering here. Keen to keep hearing it. It gets filthy.

That huge Nirvana influence is seeping up on this one. Really like what you're offering here. Keen to keep hearing it. It gets filthy.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

05 Feb 2019

Triple J
40

listened a few times in a row to this and was totally consumed by that point.

listened a few times in a row to this and was totally consumed by that point.