If you’re someone who frequents the Southampton live music scene, you’ve probably already heard of Brother Goose. If you haven’t, it’s time to get you up to speed.
The quirky four-piece are Southampton born and bred, fronted by vocalist Calum Lintott, and have been playing their special brand of indie since early 2012. Self-confessedly undecided in their genre (according to their Facebook, they are a happy blend of indie synth/pop/rock) and taking influence from bands as diverse as Vampire Weekend, Foster The People and The Smiths, their sound is something you definitely won’t have heard anything like before.
Their sound is sufficiently guitar driven to call itself rock and roll, with strong riffs and basslines that compliment instead of trying to overpower. At the same time, however, it remains melodic, synth and trance-y. You feel transported to a feel good happy place, like all good disco should. Their lyrics, too, particularly within track ‘Lone Ranger’, speak to ignoring your woes, getting up, dancing and loosing yourself in the music. What could be better than that?
From playing a BBC Introducing Session in 2013, the band have gone from strength to strength. They’ve supported Little Comets, and King Charles playing at Southampton’s own MoClub. What’s more, they played Southampton’s Common People festival in May this year, and have an upcoming London show in August. Last year, they wrote the song ‘Brothers In Arms’ for the Wembley FA Vase final. With their profile on the rise but the group remaining down to earth – friendly, talkative and a right laugh at their shows – now is the perfect time to join the gaggle, as it were.
Brother Goose play the New Cross Inn, London, on August 6th. Their most recent release, Lone Ranger, is available now.