How did you get into creating music?
For me, forced guitar lessons in junior school. Then I started a ‘band’ with some friends but none of us could play so we just designed and printed cassette tape album sleeves for our non-existent music instead, which was very exciting. But we’ve all been writing music, been in bands and in bands with each other long before Goan Dogs came together as a 5 piece.
Where do you get your inspirations from ?
Mostly from the music we listen to. We’re 5 people with pretty eclectic tastes so it’s all going in a melting brain pot somewhere and coming out in rehearsals, getting filtered through everyone else’s ideas and then getting Goan Dogsed. That’s a verb now.
Use three words to describe your music!
Warped guitar pop.
What’s your favourite song of yours and why?
Musically, my favourite tune to play is Drinking on a School Night. We get to lock-in kraut rock style and really get in the zone, although that might only be true for the rhythm section; Luke got himself in some hot trouble once during his guitar solo and it all went a bit jazz.
Tell us one artist you are listening to right now!
I can tell you what the last thing I listened to was: Dry Cleaning’s new album. But the last thing that I really, really enjoyed was ‘Nothing Else Matters’ by Metallica. It’s so pompous.
Who would you like to collaborate with the most?
A record label?
Where is your favourite place you have ever performed?
Off Scena festival in Krakow. It was our first gig outside the UK so we were all a bit giddy.
Where is the one place you dream of performing?
It’s an obvious one, but as Bristol folk I think we would all love to play Glastonbury again. I first went as 7 year old and collectively we’ve spent about a lifetime at that festival. Pyramid stage looks scary though, Park Stage please. Will play Pyramid if offered.
What are you most looking forward to in 2021?
Going on tour! It’s been so long, but this October we are finally hitting the road once again and even going to some places we haven’t played before - we’re especially psyched about getting to Blackpool. We’ve got a whole album to play and we want to get sweaty - in a covid-friendly way - with our audience again. Also, I am excited about a very postponed Kate Bush tribute act I meant to see in 2020.
What are you working on next?
Writing the second album. It’s time to access the collective melting brain pot.
Call Your Mum - Stream - https://open.spotify.com/album/2O3d1tAb62zD5RKYXNXl5S?si=Ry_oGybLRQ-6F1opYizEdw
Call Your Mum - Buy Vinyl - www.goandogs.com
Drinking On A School Night - Watch - https://youtu.be/fEO1wNJgoSU
UK Tour - Ticket - www.goandogs.com/live