Spunk and Black Gold present:
With new records in tow, Terrible Truths and Solid Effort are stopping by one of our favourite record stores, Franks Wild Years in Thirroul, on Saturday, January 16 for a free in-store.
Hailing from the depths of rural and often stifling outer suburban living in various pockets of Adelaide and South Australia, Terrible Truths turned their local music scene on its head from the get-go, challenging conventions and finding themsevles at the fore of a creative musical reneaisannce.
Limited recordings have trickled out over the years, from a long out-of-print EP released via SA label Small Town City Living, through to a split release with Melbourne’s similarly-minded Hissey Miyake and a hit single through eminent NYC label Mexican Summer. The band turned up the heat on their creative output with a debut LP. Their music is beholden to a range of late-70’s and early 80’s post-punk and disco sounds, with a healthy mix of 90’s riot grrrl flavour.
Hailing from the Coal Coast, Sydney-based Solid Effort have crafted a unique brand of leisure-punk. Their sound is a cross between The Go Betweens, Minutemen, Transformer-era Lou Reed and Leonard Cohen, though heavily influenced by the emergence of the local scene headed up by acts like Shining Bird and The Pinheads.