Artist info

Genre

Indie, Rock


band members

Josh Morphett - Vox, Guitar Michael Morphett - Drums, Vox Sam Rogerson - Bass, Vox Tom Morris - Keys/Synths


Influences

Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins, Nine Inch Nails


Unearthed artists we like

YOUNG OFFENDERS , Heinous Crimes, Deathbeat, Khan, Mogerlaine


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 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?

Review

Review by Gemma Pike Gemma Pike

11 Feb 2020

Triple J
35

Thick 90s references through this. Lemme fetch my flannel.

Thick 90s references through this. Lemme fetch my flannel.

Review

Review by Abby Butler Abby Butler

10 Feb 2020

Triple J
35

that bass line is pure rock n roll goodness, but the woozy psych guitars towards the end of the track add a noice dash of somethin' different!

that bass line is pure rock n roll goodness, but the woozy psych guitars towards the end of the track add a noice dash of somethin' different!

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.