GOAN DOGS @ The BOILEROOM, Guildford, United Kingdom
+ James Zealey
Described as “shambolic, heartfelt, ludicrous pop” by their producer, Bruno Ellingham (Massive Attack, The Maccabees, Tracey Thorn, Goldfrapp, Delphic, Ben Watt, New Order, KT Tunstall), the band have recently finished a session at the legendary Rockfield Studios where they recorded a solid body of luxury tracks, ready for the year ahead.
“It’s happened to everyone. The passion, if there was any, just fades. But not in a warm, cosy, knitted-jumper kind of way when you’re left with a partner who is your best friend. Most of the time, the passion dissolves, but it doesn’t sweeten the brew. It’s just gone. So I’ll say it evaporates instead, and wish I’d chosen a better metaphor.”
We’ll say that drifting is a pretty passive thing. This is definitely not a song about an all-consuming love affair ending in melodrama. We’ve all experienced that too, to some degree, but those are the exceptions in life. Between the band, Goan Dogs have probably had a fair few tear jerkers in their record collections, but they wanted to inject some despondency into the proceedings. This time around at least.
- • GOAN DOGS
- • James Zealey