Artist info


Pop, Rock

band members

Dean - guitar, vox Charlie - drums, vox Dan - synth, drone Julian - bass, vox Tobia - tambourine, percussion


Sleep, King Gizzard, Black Sabbath, Wooden Shjips, Dead Meadow, Follakzoid, Black Mountain


Merging the light, the organic, the ecstatic with the monolithic, the fuzzy, the droney, Turtle Skull have forged a reputation around their signature ‘flower doom’ sound. Drawing on diverse influences from Sleep and Black Mountain to Dungen and Bright Black Morning Light, the band aim to create an immersive and transformative experience.

And that’s how it all started. Before they even had a name, they’d written and recorded their self-titled debut record, a varied compilation of emotive, riff-driven soundscapes. The process of that recording session resonated with the band members on a spiritual level, catalysing the development of their now well-respected live show.

They’ve since played festivals Folk Rhythm Life (VIC), King Street Crawl (Syd), Rise of the Riff (Bris), Nicefest (Syd), Wo Fest (Melb), and Psyfari (ACT) and supported leading National and International acts like San Diego riff wizards Earthless, Greek space rockers Naxatras, California’s original desert rockers Yawning Man, Texan blues stoners Wo Fat, Melbourne heavy psych groups Stonefield, Flyying Colours, Buried Feather and Child, and Sydney heroes The Laurels.

They’ve also clocked up 50k+ views (and rising) of their debut record after it was featured on popular heavy-psych YouTube channel, Stoned Meadow of Doom.

Turtle Skull will release ‘Rabbit’ - the first single from their much-anticipated follow up album ‘Monoliths’ in early 2020 with the full record to follow shortly after. Unlike the spontaneous approach to the first, this piece is the product of a more carefully considered process. It’s everything the first record is and more - heavier riffs, deeper emotion, and the intricacies of a fully developed concept.


Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

16 Apr 2019

Triple J

Late to the party but this is pretty magnificent dark horse psych expansiveness.

Late to the party but this is pretty magnificent dark horse psych expansiveness.