10 questions with Goan Dogs

Bristol desert rockers Goan Dogs head up the bill at the NightBus Christmas party

Bristol born and bred five-piece Goan Dogs have been friends since school. As well as being some of Bristol’s favourite musical residents, their drawling desert rock has found a fan in Elbow’s Guy Garvey, Clash Music and it seems Made in Chelsea, who have now twice soundchecked the band on the quarter million people-viewed show.

their drawling desert rock has found a fan in Elbow’s Guy Garvey

As they prepare to head into 2018 with lots of new material under their belts, and headline shows at Thekla and Shoreditch’s Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen, it certainly looks like this Bristol band might be the next to break onto the national stage. Don’t miss a chance to see them at the cosy and always vibing Mr Wolf’s this side of noel, where they headline the NightBus Christmas party with support from The Desert, plus The Conductor behind the decks till late. Guitarist Theo Mackie answers our 10 questions ahead of the show.

Those questions

1. What have you learned today?
Brexit is shit. Theresa May is incompetent. Donald Trump is literally the weirdest human being on earth. All the normal stuff you see on The Guardian everyday.

2. Favourite track of all time?
Fuckin’ hell, how do you even answer that?! It can change on a daily basis. But I’m very attached to song by Ry Cooder called Drive Like I’ve Never Been Hurt – I’ve got all sorts of shit wrapped up in that one.

3. It’s 3am and the party is winding down, what track do you play to get everyone going again?
Am I Wrong by Anderson .Paak. That bass. You literally have to dance to that song.

4. Who are your top three acts right now?
Well I caught a jazz group called Vels Trio performing a tune on Worldwide FM the other day and it blew my mind – had them on non stop since. I’ve also had Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s II back on repeat recently. Holy moly that album is perfect. Fatima has a new tune out too, which is soooooo good. Her album Yellow Memories is one of my all time favourites, she’s just got an incredible voice.

5. If you couldn’t work in music, what would you be doing instead?
Me and my girlfriend Rachel would be on a beach somewhere incredibly hot and far away spending all our money on cocktails.

6. What was the last book you read?
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. I haven’t actually finished it yet, but I know the ending is going to be devastating.

7. Favourite thing on TV?
Louis Theroux – that man is a saint. He constantly produces television that makes me happy, sad, angry and confused all at the same time.

8. Are you afraid of anything?
I have reoccurring dreams of pushing my teeth out with my tongue. I have issues with the dentist.

People don’t have a clue what Goan Dogs have been up to in the second half of this year. I can very honestly say that it’s pretty fucking exciting. Hold tight 2018.

9. Tell us something people don’t know about you…
People don’t have a clue what Goan Dogs have been up to in the second half of this year. I can very honestly say that it’s pretty fucking exciting. Hold tight 2018.

10. What are you doing tomorrow?
I am seeing my homegirl Joné for a spot of dinner and to marvel at her new haircut.

GOAN DOGS LIVE: 16 December – NightBus Christmas Party, Mr Wolf’s
Facebook event // tickets

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