“Make Time For Love” the Goon Sax

Australia’s The Goon Sax are Louis Forster, Riley Jones, James Harrison, The trio’s current release, We’re Not Talking, will be released on September 14th via Wichita Recording Co. While visiting the states for their first ever US tour in June, the band met up with director Ryan Daniel Browne to film the video for “Make Time For Love.”

The video is a surrealistic, almost-Lynchian experience. “Coming up with the concept for the video, we were influenced most strongly by ‘Die Abenteuer Des Prinzen Achmed’ by Lotte Reiniger and Carl Koch and ‘A Nap és a Hold elrablása’ by Sándor Reisenbüchler,” explains Forster. “The covers of Tilt and the Drift by Scott Walker were another critical clue for us, and Riley actually bought a copy of Tilt on tour which we listened to and it got us in the right head space. The video takes place in three worlds: wicked, regular, and a third removed fantasy.”

While the three trade off on lead vocals for many of the songs on We’re Not Talking, “Make Time for Love” features Louis Forster on lead, with a bracingly honest story about a relationship not working out, and the awkwardness and irrationality love creates while in its last moments. Forster explains: “It’s about realizing that love is at odds with the rest of your life and admitting defeat. Head hung. We were listening to a lot of ESG and Liquid Liquid around that time so the song ended up kind of dancy. All the melody to this song was just really funny to me. We laughed a lot, particularly when writing the part for the chorus but then the words were very earnest because there was a lot going on that I couldn’t really push aside to write about something else. ‘I’m gonna see my baby And it make me feel moody’ would probably have done the trick.”

Additionally, the Goon Sax have announced new tour dates in the US and Canada.


Mon. Sept. 17 – Glasgow, UK @ The Hug & Pint
Tue. Sept. 18 – Leeds, UK @ Headrow House
Thu. Sept. 20 – Birmingham, UK @ Hare & Hounds
Tue. Oct. 9 – Toulouse, FR @ L’usine à Musiques
Thu. Oct. 11 – Nantes, FR @ Pole Etudiant
Fri. Oct. 12 – Paris, FR @ Point Ephémère
Tue. Oct. 16 – London, UK @ The Garage
Tue. Oct. 23 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
Wed. Oct. 24 – Washington, DC @ Songbyrd
Thu. Oct. 25 – Brooklyn, NY @ Alphaville
Fri. Oct. 26 – Montreal, QC @ Brassiere Beaubien
Sat. Oct. 27 – Toronto, ON @ Baby G
Mon. Oct. 29 – Detroit, MI @ Deluxx Fluxx
Tue. Oct. 30 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
Thu. Nov. 1 – Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
Sat. Nov. 3 – Boise, ID @ The Olympic
Mon. Nov. 5 – Seattle, WA @ Barboza
Tue. Nov. 6 – Portland, OR @ Polaris Hall
Thu. Nov. 8 – San Francisco, CA @ Café Du Nord
Fri. Nov. 9 – Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Theater