Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop, Rock


Tags

Gosh


band members

Matt - Mitch - Nick - Xav - Zach


Website

Bio

GOSH haven’t been around long but have wasted no time in creating a cult-like following for themselves in their home-town of Wollongong. Dynamic, melodic and emotional - yet still cool, the band follow in the footsteps of indie rockers gone before, and allude to a very promising future for the genre.

With a debut single and video for their track “Honestly” creating a lot of hype, along with support slots for Heaps Good Friends, Vacations, Lime Cordiale, and The Kava Kings - the band didn’t let the heightened platform go to waste with their follow up release.

Sophomore single “Isle Of Pines” Was chilled back, breezy, and worthy of all the action it saw on the Triple J Unearthed Charts, reaching number 4 overall. The track depicts the emotional juxtaposition that comes with being completely content in a scenario, and the distress of the realisation that it can’t last forever. Hooky and nostalgic – the story is illustrated with a hypnotic chord progression, gradual layering of instruments, and vivid, to-the-point vocal imagery. The accompanying video shot on a 90’s era, once state of the art cam-corder gives the final push over the nostalgia line and captures the boys all hanging out on a typical day off at GOSH HQ. With some deliberately dodgy editing thrown into the mix, it’s like the best worst home video you’ve seen in a long time.

The band’s latest offering “Take A Leaf” sees the group back to their hooky and well crafted ways. A swift 3 minute onslaught of effective pummelling guitars, and a grittier lead vocal than GOSH fans are used to brings about a different energy to that heard on singles prior. The raw and more charged vocal tone accentuates the message of the lyric, as an internal struggle unfolds between the desire to reach one’s full potential, and the hardwearing habit of wasting time on things inconsequential and ultimately unsatisfying. Still clearly GOSH at its core, the piece is upbeat, rocky, and catchier than ever underneath all the unfiltered frustration. Backed by a grand wall of guitar layers in the chorus, the instrumentation only emphasises the release of bottled up emotion which leaves the track dripping.

Influences like The Strokes, The Killers, Gang Of Youths, The Magic Numbers, and Catfish And The Bottlemen can be heard throughout the group’s live set, which has clearly already impressed many and lead to a number of sold out shows.

With a short run of dates announced in conjunction with Take A Leaf, including a support slot with fellow South Coast tour addicts The Vanns, GOSH are taking the energy of their new single on the road to see how much fans love the change in pace.

Tickets via - https://m.moshtix.com.au/v2/event/gosh-st-joan-sam-allen/106357

Unearthed in 2018

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09 Sep 2018

Winner

GOSH

GOSH

Review

Review by Claire Mooney Claire Mooney

13 Sep 2018

Triple J
40

I wanted to take my time listening before I reviewed this one. It's got this familiarity to it and it's so comforting to hear. I love the ambition and the grand moments that build throughout. Solid.l FFO Catfish & The Bottlemen.

I wanted to take my time listening before I reviewed this one. It's got this familiarity to it and it's so comforting to hear. I love the ambition and the grand moments that build throughout. Solid.l FFO Catfish & The Bottlemen.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

11 Sep 2018

Triple J
35

i'm hearing a bit more gang of youth/catfish on this one, it's got that anthemic jolt about it.

i'm hearing a bit more gang of youth/catfish on this one, it's got that anthemic jolt about it.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

23 May 2018

Triple J
35

it all comes together really nicely about halfway through and it's a coastal winner that rears up signalling either a big storm or a big one down at the local.

it all comes together really nicely about halfway through and it's a coastal winner that rears up signalling either a big storm or a big one down at the local.