Confirmed: Goat at KOKO
We’re thrilled to announce the return of some of our oldest and wackiest friends – Goat will be bringing their one-of-kind party psychedelia to Camden’s KOKO on December 2nd for a Detour show in partnership with ATP!
As anybody who has ever seen Goat live can testify, once isn’t even nearly enough. We’ve been suckers for the hypnotically far-out sonic maelstrom ever since the band headlined the Electric Ballroom back in June – and it’s a spectacle that we’re totally hooked on. Their cosmic, tribal, kraut-psych romp sounds not just from another time, but from another dimension altogether. Since we last welcomed them to these shores, the band have added a slew of top festival performances (Glastonbury, Roskilde, Primavera included) to the universal critical acclaim that saw them fly to the higher echelons of numerous end of year lists with debut album, World Music.
Their backstory is shrouded in mystery – all we know for sure is that the collective hail from Korpilombolo, a pint-sized (number, not height) population in northwest Sweden, and that the incarnation we today call Goat sits at the root of decades worth of musical tradition. Their anti-cult of personality creates a mythic sense of inclusivity and community, that the whole is greater than the sum of its individual parts, and that through their mysterious eccentricities, they can get that little bit further to a transcendent state of mind-bending spirituality.
A display as visually stunning as it is aurally, this invitation to come and join the ritual is one you’d be foolish to pass up on. Their last show sold out in a flash, so on your marks…
Tickets go on sale here at 10am tomorrow morning (22nd August)! As ever, Detour pledgers can sit back and carry on sipping that coffee, as anyone who committed £15 or more will have their pledge confirmed at that price.
We’d have a blog post as long as our arm if we dove into the reams of quotes in praise of Goat’s debut album, so here’s a couple of snippets on their live show:
“The strangest, most enjoyable party… Goat are the kind of spectacle that people prone to over thinking things should lose themselves in a little more often” – The Line of Best Fit
“Psychedelic West African jam session led by cosmic wizards” – The Guardian
“A happy-go-lucky hallucinogen tasting… The kitsch factor barely factors in when you consider the talent and enthusiasm that truly makes Goat an interesting act to follow” – Audio Femme
Don’t miss out on this last chance to catch the band before they return home to start work on album two. Dig out the papier mache and the kindergarten craft skills – it’s time to get tribal mask-making.