Agent: Alex Bruford

Teenagehood, brotherhood and a love for alternative music have united THE GOA EXPRESS from the off. Hailing from the northern industrial towns of Todmorden and Burnley before moving to Manchester, they return with the insistent garage-rock smarts of Be My Friend, their second single proper since being taken under the wing of Rough Trade Management.

One of the most exciting new bands to emerge in 2020, The Day was recorded in nearby Sheffield with the Fat White Family’s Nathan Sauodi, with Be My Friend recorded by Ross Orton (Arctic Monkeys, Jarvis Cocker, The Fall).

Be My Friend is playlisted on BBC 6 Music and being supported by Jack Saunders on BBC R1 and Matt Wilkinson on Beats 1, with the band already delivering a Maida Vale session for Steve Lamacq and being named one of the ETEP selection from the 2021 Eurosonic Conference.

“Scorching garage rock with pysch undertones” NME

“Searing… forthright and riotously enrapturing” So Young 

THE GOA EXPRESS will perform as part of the ATC Live showcase:
20:00 – 21:00
Wednesday 3 March 2021