Feature: The Ingredients of 'Home Life' with Horror My Friend

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Adelaide-based trio Horror My Friend dropped their second album Home Life yesterday and it's a doozy. Tom Gordon from the group gives us the scoop on how the album came to life.

DIIV – Is The Is Are
This album has been a huge influence on me musically in the last year or so, both in terms of guitars, vocals and general songwriting. To be honest, when DIIV announced they were releasing another record amidst a lot of drug-related controversies, I didn’t think it was going to be the best, but it is 100% one of my favourite albums of all time now.

Torrensville – Adelaide
The content of, especially the lyrical content of this album, is mostly to do with the breakdown of a long-term relationship, all of which whilst moving out of home for the first time and spending the majority of my time in Torrensville and its surrounds. The area, the house I lived in and certain streets still remind me of the particular time and is really special for that reason.

If it’s not offset, get the fuck away from Josh and I. We are still in arguments about whether Jaguars or Jazzmasters are better (it’s Jags).

Sam Kolesnik’s Watermelon Drumkit
Sam now has a drum kit that has dark green outside and red skins, it’s ridiculous, but so is Sam. You can see it in the clip for 'Pavement' if you like.

Not taking ourselves too seriously
We are not cool guys. We’ve tried to pretend to be moody shoegaze/punk guys, but it doesn’t work and it’s pretty obvious that we are not cool as soon as one of us opens our mouths. Also, all of my favourite bands have had a sense of humour about themselves, e.g. Gerling, Sonic Youth, etc.

You can check out Home Life by Horror My Friend below:

You can catch Horror My Friend (joined by Sweater Curse) at the below shows:
19th October - Rad Bar, Wollongong
20th October - The Chippo Hotel, Chippendale
26th October - Fowlers Live, Adelaide
27th October - Bloodhound Bar, Brisbane
28th October - The Tote, Melbourne
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