The Go Set released their new and seventh studio album ‘Rolling Sound‘ recently via FOUR|FOUR Music. The physical CD version of the album also includes an in-depth DVD documentary into the band and their history to date. You can grab that in stores or online now [Here].
A vinyl edition will come through Arrest Records early next year. The pressing will be available on Black and a limited number on Clear with Black and Green Splatter. You can pre-order [Here].
The band is currently out on tour to launch the album, tonight (Thursday) you can catch them at Hamilton Station Hotel in Newcastle, Friday night is at The Factory Theatre in Marrickville, Saturday night at Transit Bar in Canberra and Dicey Riley’s in Wollongong on Sunday night. There are plenty more dates to come, you can see all those below the interview.
Band : The Go Set
Job In Band : Vocals/guitar
Website Address : www.thegoset.com
Hometown is best known for : The surfing.
Best venue in your hometown : Not really applicable, but the Barwon Club in Geelong is a great venue nearby.
Favourite show you’ve seen in your hometown : Loved the Dirtbombs at that venue last year. And also Frank Turner.
Favourite show you’ve played in your hometown : Playing with Wolfmother a couple of years ago.
How long has the band been going? 12 years now.
Is there an interesting story behind the name? Not really. The Go Set is the middle set of waves in a pattern, usually you’re either in the perfect position to nail them, or they all crash on your head.
What’s your most recent release? Tell us a little about it… We’ve just done an LP called ‘Rolling Sound” and well as an accompanying film called ‘These are the Days’. The album was recorded in a little surf club down the coast here, and the film was cut from about 150 hours of footage that we’d collected over the last ten years on the road.
Any band, album, or song that you personally credit as a major influence? Definitely Weddo’s. But also the Pogues, and lots of old Bob Dylan and the Clash – stuff that my Dad bought on vinyl way back.
Your first band name, and what style did you play? Eddie Would Go – basically pop-punk and garage.
Most prized music related item you own? My new Gretsch white falcon. It’s a gem.
When you’re not doing band related stuff, what are you usually found doing? I love the water. Usually surfing, fishing, or camping somewhere.
The thing you most look forward to just before a tour is… Catching up with lots of old friends. It’s a really great way to stay in touch with a huge amount of great friends.
The thing you least look forward to before a tour is… Feeling like shit a lot. Too much drinking and partying and not enough sleep.
Any item you seem to always forget to take on tour? A towel!
Got a favourite place you’ve toured… and why? Germany is my favourite by far. We’ve built up a great following there, and now have lots of friends. They are always so appreciative and responsive to the band.
Got a favourite venue you’ve played… and why? Probably Wild at Heart in Berlin, or Reggies in Chicago. Both venues with amazing histories and always fantastic shows.
Any embarrassing on stage moments come to mind? Knocking my self out crowd surfing in NZ a few years back. That was a doozie.
Any pre-show rituals? Not really. Always a few drinks and laughs though. We’re all pretty relaxed.
What do you find is the hardest aspect of touring in a band today? Less people actually buy music, and less people go to gigs that ever before. Festivals have killed touring bands.
Last album you picked up? The King Blues – Punk and Poetry
Which band or album is currently on high rotation? As above…although we’ve been revisting lots of Bouncing Souls lately too.
Tell us an up and coming band or artist you think we should go and listen to right now? The Dead Flowers out of Texas.
What’s on the cards for the next few months for the band? Touring heavily then taking a break over Christmas.
You can pick any one band / artist to cover one of your albums in full, what would it be, and why? Supersuckers…..they are versatile and funny as shit.
One band you wish you were able to see live but never had the chance? Nirvana.
One venue you have yet to play that you would love to? Hmmm…..not sure. Maybe Traffic in Rome.
The chance comes up to fill in for a member of a band for one tour, which band would it be, and why? The Pogues. For the booze, watching Shane McGowan, and getting to play with an amazingly talented band.
A headline tour overseas comes up, tell us two bands you’d take along to support your band. Topnovil and Crooked Face. Great guys, easy going – and great music.
THE GO SET
22nd – Hamilton Station, Newcastle [18+]
23rd – Factory Theatre, Sydney [18+]
24th – Transit Bar, Canberra [18+]
25th – Dicey Riley’s, Wollongong [18+]
28th – Ararat Hotel Red Room, Ararat [18+]
29th – Grace Emily, Adelaide [18+]
30th – The Loft, Warrnambool [18+]
31st – Barwon Club, Geelong [18+]
3rd – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne [18+]
6th – Brisbane Hotel, Hobart [18+]
7th – Royal Oak, Launceston [18+]
8th – Bridge Hotel, Forth [18+]
14th – Railway Club, Darwin [18+]
—> Tickets available now.
—> For more information, visit [Here].