The new EP from Brother Goose, ‘What’s What’ is out now!
The indie/electro-pop/rock band from Southampton has produced a record guaranteed to keep your feet tapping and your head nodding all through the summer. Songs that take you to the 80s and back again (‘Shapeshifter’ reminds us a LOT of 80s Scottish rockers, “Big Country”), and everywhere in between.
It’s a record full of songs guaranteed to leave you smiling – and definitely wanting for more. Fun melodies and catchy lyrics, ‘What’s What’ has that perfect balance of pop/rock (prock??) with a smattering of electro-disco.
Brother Goose chose the title to depict the general feeling they had surrounding the music. The first three songs were written regarding personal topics and themes – the band is giving the listener an insight into what is going on in their lives – a snapshot of their minds at that very moment in time. ‘Shapeshifter’, ‘Full Speed’ and ‘I Don’t Want To’ all tell tales of broken friendships and the struggles/pressures that friendships can put on a young person. The fourth song on ‘What’s What’ was commissioned for Sholing Football Club, and written as the FA Vase Final song in 2014. ‘Brothers in Arms’ was played on national radio and television in the lead up to the game, and at Wembley stadium itself. Brother Goose are very proud of their song, and quite rightfully so.
Each song was developed sonically and lyrically with inspiration from personal experience in mind. It was recorded at Solent University and produced by their now bassist, Luke Rigden.
Check out our recent interview with Calum from Brother Goose.