Whilst anticipation for Goat‘s first foray into the live arena reaches fever pitch, the band have just released this teaser video of themselves unleashing a haunting rendition of ‘Goatlord’ from deep within their Korpilombolo based temple, complete with ritualistic costumes and strobe light!
This bodes well for the band’s debut visit to these shores, and Supersonic is extremely proud to be hosting one of Goat’s first ever shows outside their native commune, on Sunday 21st October. This promises to be one wild trip indeed, so make sure you’re present for this slice of voodoo magic!
And if you haven’t yet become completely obsessed with Goat’s first record ‘World Music’, then where the hell have you been? The album is available now from Rocket Recordings.
Joe Clay of the Quietus recently spoke to Sweden’s voodoo lunatics Goat about their music, their upcoming live show at Supersonic and life in their remote Korpilombolo commune, which they summarise as –
A blissful, easeful & peaceful existence. At times transcendental. 24/7 beneficial activities, nudity and worship of the GREAT one. Invocations, prayers and total rejoice! The love of death and awaiting the return of the horned one…
To delve deeper into the mysteries of this fantastic band and find out more, you can read the full interview here. Make sure you catch Goat’s performance at Supersonic on Sunday 21st October, as this is sure to be a historic occasion indeed!
The word about Goat’s startling debut album ‘World Music’ has been spreading through the music press like wildfire recently, and rightly so; the record is a vibrant concoction of psych-rock histrionics, defiant afro-beat swagger, tribal Voodoo magic and crunchy garage punk stomp. Imagine if Fela Kuti had accompanied Can circa 1972 on an intrepid, hallucinogen fuelled expedition into the heart of the Amazon jungle and you’ll be somewhere near the right ballpark, but ‘World Music’ truly is a trip that must be experienced for one’s self – it’s kind of like the musical equivalent of a Shamanic, ayahuasca based rite of passage.
But just who are these mysterious folk responsible for this gloriously eclectic aural odyssey? According to their press release, the band hails from the tiny, remote village of Korpilombolo in Sweden. Apparently Korpilombolo has had a long history of Voodoo worship, which informs Goat’s music and hangs over the village to this day. Living out in a nearby commune, Goat consists of 3 core members but is an ever-evolving and adaptable entity, existing in some form or another for centuries as a traditional communal practice and only now venturing out into the wide world of popular music.
Whether you believe their tales or not, I’d wager your interest is certainly piqued right now. Shenanigans and questionable backstory aside, there’s no denying the righteous funky fury of their music -‘World Music’ is one of the freshest and most absorbing listens of the year so far. Their first ventures into the live arena (well, outside their commune, of course) are bound to be revelatory rituals; the band has claimed in recent interviews that the live experience will be much more expansive and free-form than their recorded debut, leading us to believe that there truly will be some kind of Voodoo magic summoned during their set at Supersonic…!