Terry is an Australian post-punk quartet made up of pairs Amy Hill & Al Montfort, and Xanthe Waite & Zephyr Pavey who started playing together for fun in 2016.
The foursome have made four albums and released three EPs but it has been five years since their last album, ‘I’m Terry’,
There are horn, string and piano arrangements but their music doesn’t really strive to be that sophisticated. At times they come over like a minimalist version of The Glitter band albeit with more lo-fi textures.
The album contains ten songs, none more than 4 minutes long and has a total playing time of just 26 mins 49 seconds.
The sound is fuzzy, primitive and, frankly, a little on the tacky side but the danceable rhythms are full of heart and soul.
It’s solid on a political level too. The record centres on Australia’s corrupt, colonial history, pouring scorn on the greed, privilege and entitlement of the country’s white and wealthy elite.
Think of it as a low-key protest album.
Hear the album at Bandcamp