Last night I shuffled through the crispy cold London streets and bopped through the rush hour crowds on the underground to see a band that recently caught my eye online. Introducing Goan Dogs, a four piece indie band who bring a flavour to the table that oozes coolness and class. Heading into St Pancras Old Church I was out of the cold and welcomed with a beer and fortunately caught the back end of opener Charlotte Carpenter’s gorgeous vocals as I waited for the boys to step up.
As the fellas took to the stage in their buttoned down short sleeved shirts they were met by a generous amount of fans in the audience that gathering in the pews and bundled in at the back of the church. Goan Dogs kicked off with some familiar tracks much to the delight of their faithful fans. As a friend leaned over and commented saying the tracks wouldn’t sound out of place in a Quentin Tarantino score I couldn’t shake that image out of my head and the band floated in between their recent releases and it sounded perfect.
Encouraging the audience to dance and receiving a great reception for their recent release ‘Devil Inside’ (incredibly ironically named given the location as pointed out by the lead singer), the band were in full flow and it worked wonders. As the tracks went on you could really hear the range of the lead singers vocals, the double vocals from back singers added an extra element of cool not to mention the addition of the trumpet from one of the guitarists.
A great evening was had and another fan gained. Goan Dogs for the win.