The Gooch Palms are back home in Newcastle this Saturday night for the last show of their Introverted Extroverts tour at The Cambridge Hotel, before heading back to the U.S.A.
The Gooch palms back in Australia touring to celebrated the release of their Introverts Extroverts album. Introverts Extroverts is the ambitious new rock album by the Los Angeles based, but Newcastle through and through, The Gooch Palms. While keeping the band’s origin of cheeky, Newcastle – Punk in the forefront, Introverts Extroverts sees The Gooch Palms get smarter, denser, and a hell of a lot more catchy.
Partners in crime, Leroy Macqueen (vocals, guitar) and Kat Friend (drums, vocals) knew things were going to be different for their sophomore album – not only had they managed to charm world-renowned producer and engineer Bill Skibbe (The Kills, Protomartyr, Fucked Up) to join him in his Brenton Harbour, Michigan studio,….
….but Kat and Leroy had been building their momentum as full time musicians. Moving to Los Angeles at the start of 2015, the duo spent the good part of a year on the road, testing the audiences, growing into their live show, re-releasing their debut NOVOs via Burger Records in the US and Surfin’ Ki Records in the EU, all the while figuring out how to pay their bills solely living off of their music.
Throughout the record, The Gooch Palms paint a juxtaposed image of themselves, “most of the subject matter either deals with how we are fun loving party animals or completely isolated freaks who hate the outside world,” explains Kat, “very few people know that we are introverted weirdos a lot of the time.”
This year continues to be a banner of a year for the duo, as they launched their own record label, Summer Camp Records, for the release of Introverted Extroverts,
The Cambridge Hotel – Saturday, September 10th – Doors 8.30pm
Tickets at www.bigtix.com.au