The Australian garage rock duo The Gooch Palms released their latest single Marfa Lights on the 30th of August.
The Gooch Palms
It is of little surprise their audience continues to burgeon as their good-time rock shimmers through the speakers and showers over the listener making the world seem a better place.
Securing both their own headline tours and support tours across Australia it is long over due their schedule was expanded to regular international appearances. The new single, Marfa Lights, with its buzzing static electricity can only but help to raise their profile further.
It has been heading towards five years since the Australian new-wave duo The Gooch Palms last featured and the reason for the lengthy gap is anyone’s guess.
The Gooch Palms – photo by @sandford_
On the 20th the single Busy Bleeding, featuring Kelly Jansch from the Australian garage trio Totty, made its appearance, I merely hope it doesn’t take another half a decade for our paths to cross again.
The Gooch Palms are the new wave duo of Kat Friend and Leroy Macqueen from Newcastle, Australia.
The Gooch Palms Photo by Peter Dovgan
A soaring soundscape comes hurtling in to the room as The Gooch Palms let it all hang out, quite literally and I am reminded not just musically of The Damned but more precisely of Captain Sensible who also ended up more than often wearing nothing more than his guitar.
Stripping it all back to basics (no pun intended) The Gooch Palms deliver a stream of consciousness that captivates the audience for its very simplicity. This is another band that when you think you have found the loudest possible playback, find the boost and it gets better.
Energy just crashes across the room in a joyful bounce and the listener is caught up in it all as the duo deliver music which delivers a resounding punch that connects with a playful smile. Many bands with a plethora of musicians don’t deliver anything like this powerhouse manage and it is of little surprise that The Gooch Palms find themselves regularly invited to play venues as I would imagine their gigs are great fun to attend.
A recent ten track LP – Novo’s – will undoubtedly secure them an even wider audience. If you are in Australia, my suggestion is to find out when they are playing near you and book it in the diary, if not, get hold of the LP.