Josh Morphett - Vox, Guitar Michael Morphett - Drums, Vox Sam Rogerson - Bass, Vox Tom Morris - Keys/Synths
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“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 quartet are creating an intriguing 90’s inspired noise. Brothers Morphett (Josh and Mikey) have been swinging axes and slamming timber since Primary School Red Faces days. Add a healthy spice of bass sludge master Sam Rogerson and locksmith keys champion Tom Morris to the mix and you’ve got yourself a captivating collection of musical talent.
TORK has scored support slots with Aussie legends Rose Tattoo as well as internationally potent rock ’n’ rollers MASSIVE. The band took a short break during 2019 while Josh toured the West coast in a caravan for 6 months taking TORK tunes to an acoustic level around rural SA and WA.
Fast forward to 2020 and they’re releasing their latest single, Motion. Originally, this wasn’t going to be recorded, but with a spare hour or 2 in the studio they smashed it out quickly. Josh’s vocals take a more fluid approach, and there’s a tasty psychedelic twist (wait for it… you won’t regret it). With stacked harmonies, multiple e-bows, moog freq box noises, and extra percussion, the production was without any consideration for the live performance. Hmm… how is that going to go?