Brisbane trio The Goon Sax reemerge with Mirror II, on which the wide-eyed innocence of their first two records is replaced with an underlying world-weariness felt across the whole album.

Sonically, a darker edge that was flirted with on their second album We’re Not Talking is fully actualised, the band taking experimental detours from their pop sensibilities to cover previously uncharted territory. Drawing on the everyday, they tap into feelings that are universally relatable, holding on to the lyrical depth evident from their early work.

The wider scope of experiences, coupled with the array of new sounds, makes for a revitalising listen, suggesting The Goon Sax have a great deal of continued evolution ahead of them.

Mirror II by The Goon Sax is out now via Chapter Music.

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