Horror My Friend
Emerging from the seemingly sleepy suburbs of Adelaide, Horror My Friend’s approach to noisey, indie-rock is youthful and idiosyncratic. Tapping into the spirit of 90’s college-rock and shoe-gaze the trio (Josh Battersby, Tom Gordon & Sam Kolesnik) break new ground with their raw yet melodic auteurist songwriting, bolstered by frenetic, energetic live performances.
Riding a wave of critically-acclaimed singles and 2014’s ‘A Million Hands’ EP and 2016’s celebrated debut album, ‘Stay In, Do Nothing’. Horror My Friend have been thrust towards the forefront of the nation’s music consciousness, rapidly garnering praise for their commitment to the live format. All this has seen the band branded a pack of upstarts well worth keeping an eye on. A testament to the strength of their releases, Horror My Friend have supported the likes of Violent Soho, Swervedriver (UK), DZ Deathrays, Tigers Jaw (USA) and The Cribs (UK), even slotting in nicely as the opening act for Cold Chisel and Spiderbait at Adelaide’s 2015 V8 Supercars. The trio have continued to chip away at nationwide recognition, securing strong local radio spins, signing to Melbourne’s Poison City Records (Smith Street Band, Luca Brasi, etc) and selling out shows nationally. They’ve even notched up a coveted triple j spot add, and scored an Unearthed Feature Artist slot.
As Horror My Friend release ‘PB Remains’ the final, “must-hear” single from their critically acclaimed debut record ‘Stay In, Do Nothing’ (out through Poison City Records), the trio have announced a string of dates in the UK, including showcases as part of The Great Escape Festival. This along with two South Australian Music Award nominations have convincingly established the band as upstarts worth watching in 2016 and the future.