Australian sensation, The Terrys, have just released their most tantalising single yet in No Bad Days and announce they are about to embark on a musical adventure like no other with the upcoming release of their second album, ‘Skate Pop.’ Their highly anticipated sophomore album, which represents a playground for their unbridled creative minds, is set for release on February 23, 2024. The band also announced their EU/UK album tour dates only days earlier.
For a band that only formed three years ago, The Terrys have been on a meteoric rise. Having accumulated over 40 million streams, had their debut album land at #3 in the Aus Album ARIA Charts, two appearances in triple j’s Hottest 100 and three in the Hottest 200, sold out shows and tours across Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom and Europe, the band still feel they’re only just getting started. Recently they recorded their sophomore album in Byron Bay with producer Chris Collins (Gang of Youths, Skegss, Greta Ray). So far we’ve heard Silent Disco that broke The Terrys into new waters receiving their first support from UK’s most influential tastemakers including BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 6, Radio X and more. We were then blessed with Clouds, a single that was selected by The Terrys’ fans themselves. Today, we see all influences of The Terrys collide into a magical melting pot where Jamie T meets Red Hot Chilli Peppers, and it’s also the first song written by the bands bass player, Trent Cooper.
Speaking on the the bass lead line that is No Bad Days, Trent explains “I think the idea was born from listening to a tone of Red Hot Chilli Peppers over my early years of life and it’s something that I’m super happy to be a part of as it’s a taste of what music inspired me to start jamming up up in the shed with Cameron and then ultimately with The Terrys”. Lead singer, Finchy, adds the unique inspiration behind the lyrics: “The lyrics came about after I asked a lovely old bloke in the bottle shop how his day’s been and he said ‘no bad days mate.’ At that time, I was having a rather unusual day, so I said in my head, ‘there’s no bad days until you have a bad day.’ Then I thought, yep, that’s a lyric, so I wrote it down in my notes. A few weeks later, we were in the studio for the first time with Chris, and Trent was laying down the most emotional bass line as the start of a new song. I knew it was the perfect opportunity to drop the lyrics in.” No Bad Days is set to become an anthem for those embracing life’s ups and downs with a positive spirit. The cover art also features the original Terry himself, who embodies the No Bad Days spirit and is a big reason why The Terrys are a band today.
As the band hard launch their sophomore album, ‘Skate Pop,’ lead guitarist Lukas shares that a big part of this album was us (The Terrys) “finding comfort in discomfort. It reflects where we were all at in our own life’s at the time, dealing with our own doubts and struggles. We hope people listening can relate to this. On a lighter note, we can’t stop listening to the album haha and I hope that’s the case with everyone else too.” The Terrys’ unique blend of carefree vibes yet their authentic, community-building way of life has garnered them a devoted following in a remarkably short time. This following transverses Australia; the band only returned from EU/UK a few weeks ago and have already announced their next tour dates in the region in support of the forthcoming album (unfortunately no word on AU album dates just yet).
The Terrys continue to inspire their fans and the ExtraTerryEstrials with their uplifting, relatable music that
celebrates life’s true colours and their sophomore album could not come soon enough. For now, enjoy the emotional odyssey that is No Bad Days and be prepared to immerse yourself in the full ‘Skate Pop’ experience when the album drops on February 23, 2024.
THE TERRYS UPCOMING SHOWS
ALL TIX AVAIL AT THETERRYSBAND.COM/TOUR
SAT 18TH NOVEMBER – URBN SURF FESTIVAL, MELBOURNE VIC
FRI 24TH NOVEMBER – COOLANGATTA HOTEL, COOLANGATTA QLD
SAT 9TH DECEMBER – ROLLING SETS FESTIVAL, CENTRAL COAST NSW
FRI 15TH DECEMBER – BEACH HOTEL, BYRON BAY NSW*
SAT 16TH DECEMBER – KINGS BEACH TAVERN, SUNSHINE COAST QLD*
THURS 21ST DECEMBER – HOEY MOEY, COFFS HARBOUR NSW*
FRI 22ND DECEMBER – KIAMA PAVILION, KIAMA NSW*
SAT 30TH DECEMBER – NYE ON THE HILL, KERNOT VIC
SUN 31ST DECEMBER – THE GREAT ESCAPE FESTIVAL, NUGENT TAS
FRI 5TH JANUARY – UNI BAR, HOBART TAS*
SAT 6TH JANUARY – GOOD GUMNUTS FESTIVAL, HEYBRIDGE TAS
FRI 12TH JANUARY – TORQUAY HOTEL, TORQUAY VIC*
SAT 13TH JANUARY – PIER BANDROOM, FRANKSTON VIC*
SUN 14TH JANUARY – COMMERCIAL HOTEL, SOUTH MORANG VIC*
*co-headline with Beddy Rays
THURS 7TH MARCH – SUPERSONIC, PARIS FR
FRI 8TH MARCH – STROM, MUNICH GER
SAT 9TH MARCH – ARTTHEATER, COLOGNE GER
MON 11TH MARCH – PRIVATCLUB, BERLIN GER
TUES 12TH MARCH – MOLOTOW, HAMBURG GER
THURS 14TH MARCH – PARADISO, AMSTERDAM NL
SAT 16TH MARCH – TWO PALMS, LONDON UK
SUN 17TH MARCH – STRANGE BREW, BRISTOL UK
MON 18TH MARCH – DEAF INSTITUTE, MANCHESTER UK
WED 20TH MARCH – JOINERS, SOUTHAMPTON UK
THURS 21ST MARCH – OPORTO, LEEDS UK
FRI 22ND MARCH – BROADCAST, GLASGOW UK
SAT 23RD MARCH – WORKMANS CELLAR, DUBLIN EIRE
TUES 26TH MARCH – CLWB IFOR BACH, CARDIFF UK
With thanks to More To Come