Currently living stateside, Newcastle’s own power pop duo Gooch Palms have returned to us with a video for the latest single Slow Burner.
A sludgy assault of big beats and fuzzed out guitars, the track stays true to its name, building in tension and energy over its three and a half minutes into a thunderous climax. One of 13 tracks the duo recorded with Bill Skibbe, Slow Burner is nevertheless vastly different from any of the forthcoming material or anything else the two piece have recorded previously.
“We went into the studio with totally open minds and a few unfinished ideas, and Slow Burner came out of one of those ideas,” says Kat, one half of the Gooch Palms alongside histrionic frontman Leroy.
“We had so much fun making it and pushing the boundaries of what we can achieve as a two piece but always keeping it so that we can play this one live as well,” Kat adds. “It’s kind of different but we wanted to just throw it out into the world and see what reaction it gets.”
Living in L.A. since march and already having played over 70 shows across the US the Gooch Palms are aiming high and living large, their debut album Novo soon to be re-released stateside on cassette via Burger Records, with a vinyl re-issue due shortly from EU label Surfin’ Ki Records.
They’re also heading home and touring around the country in early 2016. Head to the Gooch Palms website for all the tour details.