The Goa Express Announce Self-Titled Debut, Air “Talking About Stuff”

The Goa Express Announce Self-Titled Debut, Air "Talking About Stuff"

Burnley indie pop/indie rock/alt band The Goa Express have announced the release of their self-titled debut album and have aired their new single “Talking About Stuff“.

The 10-track record will be out on October 20th via Communion. Pre-order your copy here.

Led by Clarkey alongside his brother Joe and best friends Joey, Naham and Sam, they met as young teenagers in Burnley – growing up in the rural shadow of England’s industrial north, music was a means of escape and a vessel for friendship. Their shared adolescent experiences shaped their collective attitudes and behaviours and, ultimately, the sound and spirit of their band. 

There is a sense of melody and a looseness in the music that brings to mind Supergrass or The La’s (for the online generation). But it is all delivered with a forward-facing urgency that places the band firmly in the year 2023. Any new young guitar band – especially from the North of England – is naturally cast into a sea of references and comparisons before barely getting a chord out. But in truth, The Goa Express are confidently breaking free of these and taking their own strides towards adding a fresh chapter to the story of modern British guitar pop.

The band’s words:

Getting to this point has been a colossal achievement for the 5 of us and we’re still not sure how we got here in one piece. Between years in that dingy practice room in East Manchester, to long hours on the road and in the studio, heartbreaks, sleep deprivation, celebrations, parties, milestones… there’s been ups, downs, highs and lows. But we promise not to get too sentimental. After 10 years of messing around, it’s truly incredible that we have actually managed to make something and we can’t wait to get it out.

Our debut album not only captures our friendship together over the years, but also a universal and shared feeling of growing up. We feel very proud to be able to share these ten songs with you all and feel very grateful to all of those who have helped us reach this point. It’s been a long time coming…

Check out the albums tracklist and watch the video for “Talking About Stuff” below.

The Goa Express Tracklist:

  1. Honey
  2. It’s Never Been Better
  3. Good Luck Charm
  4. You’re the Girl
  5. Small Talk
  6. Can’t Stay Quiet
  7. Better Than OK
  8. Talking About Stuff
  9. Portrait
  10. Prove It
The Goa Express Upcoming Tour Dates

26th – Manchester, UK – YES
27th – Manchester, UK – Neighbourhood Weekender Festival
28th – Port Talbot, UK – In It Together Festival
29th – Barcelona, ES – Primavera Sound Festival (a la Ciutat)
31st – London, UK – The Lower Third

28th-30th – Varel, DE – Watt En Schlick Festival

9th – Blackburn, UK – Confessional Music and Arts Festival

3rd – Reykjavík, IS – Iceland Airwaves
9th – Nottingham, UK – Bodega
10th – Hebden Bridge, UK – Trades Club
11th – Dublin, IRE – Workmans Club
13th – Glasgow, UK – Broadcast
14th – Sheffield, UK – Yellow Arch
15th – Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club
17th – Manchester, UK – New Century
18th – Liverpool, UK – District
19th – Birmingham, UK – Hare & Hounds
21st – Bristol, UK – Exchange
22nd – Cardiff, UK – Clwb Ifor Bach
23rd – London, UK – Scala
24th – Brighton, UK – Komedia Studio