Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop, Punk, Rock


Sounds like

New Order, The Strokes, Velvet Underground, Sonic Youth, The National


band members

Tom Amy Adam Jarrah Lyric Jeremy Tom#2


Bio

“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!

Review

Review by Tommy Faith Tommy Faith

07 Dec 2017

Triple J
35

Feels like coastal mac demarco if you ask me. someone please ask me.

Feels like coastal mac demarco if you ask me. someone please ask me.

Review

Review by heathceccato Heath Ceccato

25 Jun 2018

50

Cool guitar sound. Nice lower key vocal. Awesome harmonizing. More dynamics might sound good maybe?

Cool guitar sound. Nice lower key vocal. Awesome harmonizing. More dynamics might sound good maybe?

Review

Review by Emily Mathison Emily Mathison

30 Nov 2017

Super Reviewer
40

I love everything about this...really stands out from the pack!

I love everything about this...really stands out from the pack!