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.

“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.

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.

Latest single ‘Wasting My Time’ delves into Josh’s past robotic lifestyle where his ideals of “success” were skewed by social pressures and misunderstandings.

The trio proudly delivered an EP in 2018 and a single earlier this year with a debut 5-date tour to boot, packing out their hometown show at the Exeter. They also scored support slots with Aussie legends Rose Tattoo and internationally potent rock ’n’ rollers MASSIVE.

Whilst currently Josh tours the West coast in a caravan for 6 months taking his tunes to an acoustic level around rural SA and WA, his return to Adelaide in October triggers 3 more singles to be released taking TORK into 2020.

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.

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.