Terry - Call Me LP (red vinyl)
Terry - Call Me LP (Upset the Rhythm/ UK)
This is the red vinyl edition.
Call me Terry. Five years on from the last record, “I’m Terry”, the Australian four-piece welcome their new album, “Call Me Terry” for release in April 2023.
Terry is made up of Amy Hill, Al Montfort, Xanthe Waite & Zephyr Pavey who formed in Mexico City in 2015 after seeing Trotsky’s deathbed. Seven years, four albums and four 7's later, you can now “Call Me Terry”.
Over the past few years, Terry has kept busy with writing and recording “Call Me Terry” and alternating side projects, including Constant Mongrel, The UV Race, Primo!, Sleeper & Snake, Chateau, Rocky.
Terry recorded “Call Me Terry” demos in 2019, sharing further demos during 2020 isolation before getting together to record at the legendary Terry HQ Ringwood Studios in 2022. Overdubs were completed in Terry home studios over the year.
Lyrically, in true Terry fashion, the record wastes no time in scrutinising Australia’s corrupt, colonial history. They sing it loud and sprawl it across the jacket of this record, highlighting the greed, privilege and entitlement of white, wealthy “Australia”.
Musically, “Call Me Terry” has the classic Terry punk sound; four vocals singing as one, sharp guitars and quirky synths, rolling bass and drums. But the sugar on top here may just be some of their finest horn, string and piano performances to date – all of which never feel crowded, cluttered or over-involved. Rest assured Al still gives his famed Fuzz Factory a workout – and throws his tremolo into the pedal chain. It goes off.
Since day dot it’s been hard to reference a band that really sound like Terry. Truly a sound of their own!
Listen to what Terry has to say.