Independent Artist of the Week: Milton Man Gogh

June 10th 2019

Photo by William France

Pour one out for Milton Man Gogh, Brisbane’s “greatest avant-bogan jazz trio”

Brisbane jazz weirdos Milton Man Gogh have emerged from a brief hiatus with their second LP ‘How to be Big and Small (at the Same Time)’. A trio made up of Andrew Saragossi (tenor sax), Zac Sakrewski (upright bass and effects) and Benjamin Shannon (drums), Milton Man Gogh’s unique sound is a product of its members respective backgrounds in jazz, contemporary classical, and prog rock and metal. Together, they make music that (much like their name) is equal parts cerebral and silly.

Standout track ‘TV Was Better When I Was Younger’ puts their ecclectic influences on show, seemingly inspired by Jim Black, Captain Beefheart, Meshuggah and stuttering TV noise.

Check out ‘TV Was Better When I Was Younger’ below, and catch Milton Man Gogh as they tour their new album on July 2nd at Bohemian Grove and July 13th at Petersham Bowlo.

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