The Goa Express - Goa/ Kiss Me Sky Blue 7" Single + Download
Very Limited Double A sided Sky Blue 7" single, housed in a full colour sleeve. The single will be released on or around August 11.
Wrong Way Records are proud to present the latest addition to their enviable roster, The Goa Express. The young stylish five-piece, from the North West of England, draw inspiration from The Velvet Underground, The Rolling Stones, Count Five and Jimi Hendrix – and with names like those as influences, their sound has to be big.
The Goa Express are James Douglas Clarke – guitar and vocals, Joey Stein – guitar, Bryn Davies – synth, Naham Muzaffar – bass, Sam Launder – drums.
Only a year into their journey, they have already established a sound which some could only ever dream of, garage punk with psych undertones the order of the day. Channelling riffs and material that would not be out of place on the esteemed Nuggets compilation, The Seeds in particular, they present hypnotic psychedelia, fuzzed up garage with just a touch of the blues. They are still new to the genre but if current form is anything to go for, there are interesting times ahead for these boys.
Already performing an accomplished live set, and already a permanent fixture in the vibrant psych scene of Manchester’s Northern Quarter, they have secured key support slots for The Orielles, The Blank Tapes and The Vacant Lots as well as scheduled performances at Beat-Herder, Karma Fest and Blackthorn Music Festival.
"Fuzz-tinged brilliance exuding from the streets of Manchester, The Goa Express are a band intent on tip-toeing around the edges of psychedelia whilst simultaneously swathing through the realms of lo-fi garage with a sincere lack of fearlessness. A peculiar intermingle to the eyes perhaps, yet to the ears it is a gutsy slice of two opposites colliding into a sound that will bode the young five piece well, a palpable aspect on their bouncy new track, GOA.
Enticing with a steady rhythm and electric energy, its youthful quality is refreshing, insinuating mass clapping-of-the-hands and limb hoying. The evident contrast against past ditties such as ‘The Reincarnation of the Lizard Queen”, its brash, boisterous temperament only cements the outfit’s ability to switch up dynamics with ease, brimming with exuberant riffs and a sanguine flair Lulling over the contagious beat, “They say time flies when you’re having fun, I wouldn’t know because my life’s not begun” is an apt lyric for the upcoming band, who are anticipating on something very exciting. The Goa Express: get. on. board." Top Notch Human Club