Artist info

Genre

Pop, Punk, Rock


band members

Leroy Macqueen & Kat Friend


Website

thegoochpalms.com

Bio

Newcastle, Australia via Los Angeles punk sweethearts The Gooch Palms have firmly planted their feet in American soil and have played over 150 shows across the USA and Canada to packed rooms and rave reviews since arriving in March 2015. They are fast becoming known as one of the most entertaining live bands in America, something audiences downunder have known for years!
Their debut album NOVO'S was released in 2013 on Australian label Anti Fade Records and has since been re-released on Burger Records in the USA and Surfin Ki Records in Europe.
Despite being extremely busy with touring in 2015 the duo still managed to squeeze in a recording session with producer Bill Skibbe (The Kills, Black Keys, Wild Belle, Protomartyr, Jacuzzi Boys) to work on their second album in Benton Harbour, MI.
Keeping true to their DIY ethos, the pair will be releasing their second album Introverted Extroverts in mid 2016 on their own label Summer Camp Records and will continue the hard work with an extensive worldwide tour to follow.
The Gooch Palms are truly a unique, refreshing and hard working band that are creating a world of buzz which is whole-heartedly deserved.

“Their sun kissed, surf-indebted garage punk is the ideal antidote to bleak times, with fuzzed-up thrills.” - NME

"The Gooch Palms Leroy Macqueen and Kat Friend are a total party band. They wear colorful, kitschy outfits and sing bubblegum-flavored garage rock songs... with absurdly catchy "wooo ooooh, waahhh AI YAH YAAAH" doo-wop melodies.” - Pitchfork

“The Gooch Palms have been carving out an impressive list of achievements… 2016 is shaping up to be yet another big year for the eccentric Aussie rockers.” - Rolling Stone

Review

Reviewed by Richard Kingsmill Richard Kingsmill

08 Oct 2013

Triple J
30

Warts 'n all stuff. Fortunately it's a good lookin' wart.

Warts 'n all stuff. Fortunately it's a good lookin' wart.

Review

Reviewed by Lachie Balboa Lachie Macara

09 Oct 2013

Triple J
40

Putting this in my 'first dance wedding ceremony' folder.

Putting this in my 'first dance wedding ceremony' folder.

Review

50

This song is fantastic!!! I'm glad I stumbled upon this gem because Gooch Palms are playing in Brisbane soon! I love the angsty feel this song gives. Also kind of reminds me of Grease Lighting and Johnny Depp. Excited to hear more!

This song is fantastic!!! I'm glad I stumbled upon this gem because Gooch Palms are playing in Brisbane soon! I love the angsty feel this song gives. Also kind of reminds me of Grease Lighting and Johnny Depp. Excited to hear more!