The Gooch Palms

Interview: The Gooch Palms’ Kat Friend talks cracking the US, the power of III, and… UFOs?

June 11, 2019

Aussie duo The Gooch Palms are spending a lot of time in America these days, so it’s little surprise their latest album III was released just in time for summer in the USA. Containing a slew of the fuzzy, fun party tracks we’ve come to expect from the Goochies, it’s the perfect summer road trip […]

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The Mountain Goat Valley Crawl returns in February, hosting the Philly Jays, Gooch Palms & more

December 8, 2017

Returning to take over Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley for another year, the Mountain Goat Valley Crawl is lining up for another expansive party on February 17th. Next year, the Philadelphia Grand Jury, Gooch Palms, Jess Locke and more will take to stages throughout the city hub, including The Foundry, The Flying Cock and Black Bear Lodge. 35 artists have been confirmed for the Mountain […]

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Sydney’s Rolling Stone Live Lodge continues to flesh out with expanded September & October program

August 14, 2017

The Rolling Stone Live Lodge returns to Sydney, taking up a new home at The Lansdowne Hotel this September and October; hosting a run of live shows, in conversation sessions and more, the line up of artists due to take to the stage is getting more and more enticing. Today’s artist announcement includes the addition of 360, Le […]

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The Gooch Palms get real with us before their show in Byron Bay

February 10, 2017

Ahead of their show at The Great Northern in Byron Bay, we catch up with two of our favourite Novocastrians, Leroy and Kat from The Gooch Palms. I’m interviewing these guys simply because the admiration has been there since day dot. They bring a lot of originality to the scene. With their deadpan humor they portray, they show us that […]

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Dune Rats hitting the road with The Kids Will Know It’s Bullshit this March

January 12, 2017

Armed with a whole new album of music, shoes primed to be filled with beer and no doubt a few cones for the hell of it, Dune Rats have announced their next Australian tour. March will see the boys back on the road and ready to wreak some serious havoc across the country with Skegss and The Gooch Palms, […]

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RÜFÜS, NGAIIRE, DMA’s and more join Dune Rats at the Mountain Sounds Festival in February

October 27, 2016

Australian music is going to be celebrated in pretty fine form at the Mountain Sounds Festival next February, with the full line up showing its hand today. Joining the already announced Dune Rats on the bill is the likes of RÜFÜS, NGAIIRE, DMA’s, Bec Sandridge and more in its fourth year. Check out the full announcement reveal video below! The festival returns […]

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Editor’s Wrap: Sose delivers her thoughts on BIGSOUND 2016

September 11, 2016

Oh, BIGSOUND. You’ve done it again. Returning to Brisbane for my second time at the conference/music festival in 2016, I approached the trip with a list of my own personal non-negotiable, must-see artists, some recommendations from friends and a steely determination to not burn out too hard on the first night. That steely determination lasted until […]

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BIGSOUND 2016 in Photos: Off Stage & Behind the Scenes with Artists to Watch

September 10, 2016

With BIGSOUND serving up a live music lineup that no doubt brought solid highlights across all genres this past week, we were lucky to spend some time with some of the artists who performed some bloody amazing shows over the course of the event. Photos by Zakarij Kaczmarek. SAMPA THE GREAT An artist who came to BIGSOUND with a lot of […]

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Music Video of the Day: The Gooch Palms “Don’t Look Me Up” (2016)

August 19, 2016

The Gooch Palms have a penchant for making music that is damn near impossible not to have in your head for days after. Latest single “Don’t Look Me Up” is just one of those nuggets from Introverted Extroverts that ends up bouncing around long after the song itself has finished – we’re not mad about it either. Today, we’ve […]

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Leroy Macqueen of The Gooch Palms on Introverted Extroverts, relocating to the US & their upcoming tour

August 12, 2016

Party-punk duo The Gooch Palms are undeniably one of the treasures from the Australian music scene, with their infectious songs, high-energy performances, on-stage nudity, garish outfits, and real ‘fuck yeah’ attitudes. The proud Novocastrians (read: from Newcastle) made the move to America last year, where they’ve been playing voraciously across the nation. Their newest album, […]

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DZ Deathrays, Tkay Maidza, Harts, Gawurra & more join the 2016 BIGSOUND Live line up

July 27, 2016

BIGSOUND has unveiled its latest artist additions to the 2016 festival, with some of the country’s beloved touring names joining on a line up exceeding 150 names. DZ Deathrays, Tkay Maidza, Harts, Japanese Wallpaper and Vera Blue have been named alongside Gawurra, Teeth & Tongue, The Belligerents, Harmony James, I Heart Hiroshima, The Gooch Palms, Kučka, Rainbow Chan and more on the latest BIGSOUND reveal – colour us absolutely stoked. They […]

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Album News Weekly: 10th June 2016

June 10, 2016

In this issue: Bands and Artists, old and new comers this week! Rock out to some Garbage or relax to The Temper Trap, or give it all a listen! FATHERDUDE Harlem-based breakout artist Fatherdude releases his fresh EP, The Balance, today! THE GOOCH PALMS The Gooch Palms release their much-anticipated sophomore album Introverted Extroverts on Wednesday, June […]

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Live Review: Violent Soho + DZ Deathrays + Dune Rats + Gooch Palms – Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide (19.05.16)

May 22, 2016

Violent Soho’s WACO Tour was already in full swing with its Adelaide date, having already torn through a stack of sold out shows in Brisbane and Melbourne. Joined on-stage by some of their best and most rowdy mates, the crowd was in for a treat. Newcastle duo Gooch Palms opened the show with their unique […]

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SXSW Music Interview: The Gooch Palms (Newcastle) on making their new album, touring abroad & more!

April 1, 2016

Seeing The Gooch Palms take to the Aussie BBQ stage at SXSW this year was a treat; especially after seeing how well the Novocastrian duo was received at the venue last year. Both Leroy and Kat bring such an eccentric and brilliant charm to their live shows that, when they mention they locked around 130 live gigs under their belt in […]

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The Gooch Palms added to COMPLETELY sold out Violent Soho tour as WACO hits #1!

March 29, 2016

Newcastle power duo The Gooch Palms have been added to what is now a stomper sold out Australian tour by Violent Soho this year – for real, could this bill get any more raucous? The Gooch Palms, who we recently saw tear up at SXSW for another year, have been working on their second album Introverted Extroverts and so to […]

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Sounds Australia unveils both Sound Gallery & Aussie BBQ line ups for SXSW!

March 2, 2016

The Sounds Australia crew have today released details of their official SXSW events, including the always popular Aussie BBQ. The full artist line ups for the Aussie BBQ and two Sound Gallery Showcases have been unveiled, with 30 Australian acts set to perform. The Aussie BBQ celebrates its 13th year at SXSW in 2016 and […]

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Thee Oh Sees, Hockey Dad, Alicia Witt, Sui Zhen & more added to SXSW Music!

November 18, 2015

A huge round of names have been added to SXSW Music program, featuring artists from all corners of the globe. The Australian contingent continues to become a well-rounded and diverse one for the festival next year, with alt-country, rock, electro and more being represented. Amid the new round of artists being announced today, SXSW Music […]

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