Local Authority


Thomas Blackwell

Local Authority are a Meanjin/Brisbane based group with a particular affinity towards the dark and lush, 80's and 90's alternative music scenes.

Beginning a brief stint as the ambient bedroom recording experiment of Jacque McGill, by 2017 the idea had evolved into a full band with members Erica Sunnex and Lachlan Andrews joining the ranks and soon after, Local Authority was born.

In 2019 the band released their debut album Negative Space on 4000 Records, featuring lauded singles 'No Joy’ and 'Oil Rigs'.

In 2021 Local Authority returned with new member Kailan O’Dell to release the single 'Forever, For Now'  which balanced their claustrophobic coldwave style with delicate dreampop sensibilities.

2022 sees the quartet back in action after a personnel shuffle and new music on the horizon.


Jacque McGill - guitar, vocals
Erica Sunnex - bass, vocals
Kailan O’Dell - synth
Talia Bond - drums


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