Playing simple songs with strong melodies influenced by post-punk and early Flying Nun, Melbourne, Australia quartet TERRY boasted an impressive lineup, and beginning in 2015 released a series of singles and albums, like 2017's excellent Remember Terry, that rivaled the work of the members' other bands.
Guitarist Al Montfort played with UV Race, Total Control, and Dick Diver; drummer Zephyr Pavey was also in Total Control and fronted Eastlink; guitarist Xanthe Waite sang with Mick Harvey's band; and bassist Amy Hill was a member of Constant Mongrel. They formed TERRY in the mid-2010s, playing an intimate brand of indie pop that featured the members trading off vocals and sharing songwriting chores. They debuted with the "Talk About Terry" single on Upset the Rhythm in late 2015, then released one other single, "8 Girls," on Aarght! Records in mid-2016. Their full-length debut for Upset the Rhythm, TERRY HQ, followed in early July.
The bandmembers began writing their next album after returning from a string of tour dates, then in early 2017 they did some recording. The resulting songs were mastered by the ubiquitous Mikey Young, titled Remember Terry, and released by Upset the Rhythm in mid-2017. Working quickly, TERRY released their third album, the reliably hooky and sneakily witty I'm Terry, in August of 2018. ~ Tim Sendra