Indie, Pop, Punk, Rock
New Order, The Strokes, Velvet Underground, Sonic Youth, The National
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“A unique blend of post-punk and dream pop with 90s guitar lines”
- Harvey Rae, X-Press Magazine
Turtle Bay’s sound is a culmination of various influences including Alternative Rock, Dream Pop, Shoegaze, Lo-Fi and Horror movies, leading to a sound somewhere between Sonic Youth, the Pixies, The National and Vampire Weekend.
Turtle Bay have existed in various incarnations since 2012 but have settled on a consistent line up in the past few years, with the recent addition of sax player, Tom Beech, trumpet player, Will Johnson and vocalist, Amy Murray, to bolden their sound. After finding their feet in the local scene, Turtle Bay have gone on to share the stage with various local heroes, including Felicity Groom, Ziggy Ramo, Tired Lion, Demon Days and Ryan Beno.
Turtle Bay Television's sophomore EP, Scared of Everything was largely written and recorded by Thomas Cockram. It reflects upon the process of being diagnosed with a mental illness and the resulting combination of both confusion and morbid relief. The release tries to make sense of these conflicting states of mind and distills this self analysis into erudite, cathartic post-punk, with hints of both noise pop and new wave.
The EP's release will be celebrated with a launch party at the Bird with a stack of special guests including DIY Rainclouds, Telete and Simone & Girlfunkle.
Doors are at 8pm
Tickets are $5
CDs (pay what you want) and tapes ($7) of the EP will be available, as well as some merch if we get our act together!