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


Bio

“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 first laid eyes on the opposite sex, 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.

2018 saw the trio release their debut EP entitled ‘Everything’, with the support of 2 film clips. They also scored support slots with Rose Tattoo and MASSIVE. Before they knew it they were laying down tracks again at the critically acclaimed Hot House Studios, and are proudly delivering dual singles ‘Can’t Stop Thinking’ and ‘Wasting My Time’ in Jan and Feb respectively, with a debut tour to boot.

What is TORK though? Think Nirvana meets Alice In Chains during an industrial factory convention held on a stretch of desert coast line. Smashing Pumpkins are guest speakers, your creepy drunk uncle ran photography - black and white, of course - and Miss Playboy Mansion is forging swords from melted graphene centre stage.

With the existence of TORK comes the live attraction. These boys not only boast creative song writing, but know how to take it to the stage. Its a stampede of strobe, a monsoon of sweat, and an eruption. From deep. Inside. Your loins.

Tour Dates:
7 Feb - The Loft (Warnambool)
8 Feb - Exeter (Adelaide)
21 Feb - Frankies Pizza (Sydney)
22 Feb - Gass O’Lowrie (Newcastle)
24 Feb - Bearded Lady (Brisbane)

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.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

21 May 2018

Triple J
35

serious force behind this grunge and that relentless sludgey guitar line gets under your skin in a good way.

serious force behind this grunge and that relentless sludgey guitar line gets under your skin in a good way.

Review

Review by Miri Carter Miri Carter

07 Feb 2019

Super Reviewer
45

BIG yes to this track!! Those vocals + guitars + instrumental work = perfection! Such a huge fan of this new track TORK! Amazing work x

BIG yes to this track!! Those vocals + guitars + instrumental work = perfection! Such a huge fan of this new track TORK! Amazing work x