Goan Dogs – at Oporto on 12 October

The name Goan Dogs was the idea of lead vocalist Luke St Leger and Daniel Lane, the band’s drummer. It stemmed from a trip to India, when Luke witnessed Goa’s stray dog population.


Their UK tour begins at Oporto on 12 October, ahead of which they have released ‘I Don’t Want to Fight’, following on from the release of their debut album ‘Call Your Mum’. Already enjoying distinctive recognition from BBC Radio 1, gaining Jack Saunders’ Next Wave and landing ‘Ones To Watch 2021’ on the Radio 1/BBC Introducing Show, their tracks have also landed airtime from the likes of Lauren Laverne and Chris Hawkins on BBC 6 Music, as well as repeat plays on Radio X from John Kennedy among many, many others.

‘I Don’t Want To Fight’ carries the band’s musicality to the next level, taking their melodic yet psychedelic hooks to a climactic and truly otherworldly peak. It’s ‘Pyramid Stage’ worthy. But until ‘Worthy’ Farm returns for such optimistic events, this tune must be heard, turned up and absorbed across the airwaves.

Luke: “Have you ever got to the point where you’ve been having a go at each other for so long you can’t even remember what you were having a go at each other about? That’s the time where you have to stop and ask yourself “How did we get here?” And maybe say “I love you. I’m tired. I don’t want to fight””

What the critics have to say:

“Totally and utterly under the spell of GOAN DOGS at the moment.”
BBC INTRODUCING – BBC RADIO 1

“Something completely different but a band who are having a lot of fun. Enjoy!”
JACK SAUNDERS, BBC RADIO 1

“Been vibing to them ever since I heard them. If you don’t know them, get to know them.”
LAUREN LAVERNE, BBC 6 MUSIC

“Weird and wonky pop making them ones to watch. I love this.”
HUW STEPHENS, BBC RADIO 1

“I absolutely love this from GOAN DOGS.” CHRIS HAWKINS BBC 6

“Insanely catchy from GOAN DOGS.” JOHN KENNEDY, RADIO X

“An exquisite piece of indie-pop with universal accessibility.”
DAN HEGARTY, RTÉ 2FM
NORTHERN TRANSMISSION

“Sit back and watch them explode.”
CLASH MAGAZINE

UK TOUR DATES 2021:
12 Oct Leeds Oporto
13 Oct Sheffield Record Junkee
14 Oct Scunthorpe Cafe Indiependent
15 Oct Leicester The Donkey
16 Oct Blackpool Bootleg Social
17 Oct Glasgow SWG3
18 Oct Edinburgh Sneaky Pete’s
19 Oct Newcastle The Head Of Steam
20 Oct Chester The Live Rooms
21 Oct Manchester Castle Hotel
22 Oct Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach
23 Oct BrIghton The Hope & Ruin
25 Oct Guildford The Boileroom
26 Oct Bristol The Exchange
27 Oct Birmingham Dead Wax
28 Oct Ramsgate Ramsgate Music Hall
29 Oct London Sebright Arms

goandogs.com/live

Adam Kershaw

Adam combines his interest in Leeds with a flair for writing discovered back in school days. He says he'll tackle any topic as long as it's Leeds.

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