Gooch Palms SXSW Tour Diary
triple j Unearthed favourites Gooch Palms are leaving their Newcastle roots behind and moving to the US to make a go of their scrappy, bratty indie punk. The first stop on the proud Novacastrians’ itinerary is Hollywood! Then it’s no sleep till Austin for the legendary Music conference South By Southwest, long considered a significant launching pad for both established and up and coming musicians. Along the way, they’re putting together a Tour Diary for Unearthed –mapping their journey from Newy through the Texan desert to Austin for #SXSW. Catch up on all their sweaty exploits below, and follow along on Instagram and Twitter using #goochiestakeover for regular updates.
Packing into suitcases before #SXSW
TOUR DIARY PART 1: LA to San Diego
"Chillin before our show in San Diego!"
"Leroy, the desert and an Eagle!"
"Seriously loving this cactus"
Recreating the guitar solo from November Rain out the front of "some church in texas"
TOUR DIARY PART 2: November Rain, a BIG cactus and the Arizona desert
First show in Austin!
"Celebrating not dying after our first show"
"Selfie on the hectic streets of Austin"
First day off in Austin - what's for lunch?
TOUR DIARY PART 3: The *official* Goochies Guide to Austin
"The rain couldn't dampen our spirits on Friday at the SXSW Aussie BBQ! "
"We took a few shots of this but this one turned out the best"
TOUR DIARY PART 4: "Will the cops get mad if I get nude on stage?"
MISSION ACCOMPLISHED! Back in Arizona after SXSW! Thought we'd do an impromptu photoshoot in the desert!
TOUR DIARY PART 5: #SXSW Wrap Up!