Here at Spinnup we love nothing more than discovering new talent from around the world. This week we proudly introduce Gerringong’s brand new surf-rock outfit, the terrys and their latest single with Spinnup, ‘Pesos’.
Named after their legendary landlord, Terry, the long-haired rockers have made quite the impact – releasing a run of singles, growing a cult following of loyal fans across Wollongong and Sydney (known as Teradactyls), as well as selling out their own mini-festivals. And that’s all in a mere five months!
The band began when singer Jacob Finch and lead guitarist Lukas Anderson wrote a song together whilst living in Jindabyne. After moving back to Gerringong, they were joined by new housemate and rhythm guitarist, Ben Salvo and the trio started jamming together. The lads were later joined by drummer Cameron Cooper and bassist Trent Cooper to form the five-piece.
Taking inspiration from local bands such as The Bungalows, DOS ENOS and Pond, the terrys perfectly emulate the alternative surf culture of the Aussie music scene.
The band are DIY to the core and enjoy creating their own eye-catching artwork and recording and directing their music videos in a ‘Terrysonic’ lo-fi style, which comes from Finch’s talent in producing skate videos.
Their debut single ‘Video Games’, released back in June, was written in a single day from a jam session. It’s a laid-back summery song and represents how life currently feels like a video game. Ben Fryer, the band’s mate and lead guitarist of Pacific Avenue, spotted the song on Instagram and decided he wanted to record it. “Hearing it through a semi-professional atmosphere was great, it really brought it to life,” Salvo has said.
Since their debut, the Gerringong locals have released a stream of singles: ‘Penny’, ‘Wise Man (Acoustic Version)’, ‘Aqua Plane’ and their latest and punchiest track yet – ‘Pesos’. The track, which is “about a world with too many Donald Trumps… where we just want to lay low,” was brought together in less than a day. Full of energy, with a punky af attitude, ‘Pesos’ is totally suited for a sweaty pub gig.
The Terry’s have been busy at work, embarking on their sold mini-festival tour, “The Tezz Fest”, in Wollongong and Sydney and have recently signed to new management. What’s more, they’ve just announced new tunes are coming next year. It’s safe to say they’ve got us frothin’ for 2021!
You can check out the terrys on Triple J Unearthed, Facebook and Instagram and follow them on Spotify to keep up with their latest releases. Also, show your support by buying one of their awesome Tezza tee’s (you won’t regret it).