• Song of the Day

    Love the Go-Betweens? You'll Love The Goon Sax: Hear "Boyfriend"

    Loneliness never sounded so charming

    If you're a fan of endearingly sweet and surprisingly self-deprecating Aussie indiepop sounds, Chapter Music is the record label for you. Their latest signing is the teenaged talents The Goon Sax (that's Australian for "wine bag," which is also adorable). 

    "Boyfriend" is their latest jam, with frontman Louis Forster singing, "I need a boyfriend / Or just anything real." Has crushing loneliness ever been better defined? 

    A critical ear will notice similarities between this group and the earliest days of the Go-Betweens. That might be because Louis is Robert Forster's son, one-half of the iconic Aussie song duo. Neat-o!

    The band shared the following statement about the song and video:

    "'Boyfriend' was the third song we wrote for our upcoming album Up To Anything. The song was written in 10 minutes in Louis' bedroom in March 2014. Two years later we've made a video for it! The video was shot on a Tuesday night at a University studio in Brisbane, with the help of camera wizard Alfie Brimblecombe, who also features as the boyfriend. The idea for the video was fuelled by Louis' lifelong dream to perform on Top Of The Pops. Although you may not see it, the video features last minute haircuts, costume changes, November heat, accidental colour co-ordination and failed attempts to make things float with helium. The result is a literal depiction of the lyrics paired with white studio sheen."

    Listen and watch above. We're sure you'll fall in love with them!