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 it’s 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 the 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 have now turned up the heat on their creative output, with a debut LP finally set for release this October, as well as a spot at Incubate Festival in the Netherlands, touring with label mates Blank Realm and Totally Mild.
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.
The key to their sound, however, is a fresh and spirted approach to music making that stands our amongst their contemporaries, harking back to the almost naïve energy and enthusaism of early DIY punk and hardcore. The intertwined vocals of guitarist Rani
Rose and bassist Stacey Wilson evoke feelings of freedom and discovery; melodies soar in triumphant succession before descending into dark patterns of gloom and goth.