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"Ones To Watch 2013"

“2013 is set to be a success for the 5-piece” - www.bristol247.com

"Goan Dogs at The Croft"

After a show like tonight, they’re not far off leaving the dusty plains of Bristol for a bigger and brighter horizon. - www.bristol247.com

"Interview: GOAN DOGS"

Despite stiff competition from other high-rising Bristol bands, Goan Dogs have been the attention-grabbers of the past year. - Hound Magazine

"Venue Magazine Band of the Week"

Nic Matthews catches up with the dusty desert rocking sounds of Goan Dogs... - Venue Magazine

"New Artist of the Day: Goan Dogs"

Bristol’s music scene is the best it’s been in years, with bands such as Idles, Casimir and Empty Pools (amongst others - ed) all flying the Westcountry flag across the UK. But it’s the underdogs on the scene which really need barking about…Goan Dogs. - Louder Than War


'20 Minutes From The Border' - 6 Track EP - Released July 2012

Radio Play:
-BBC 6 Music with Elbow’s Guy Garvey dubbing them ‘Bristol’s finest’
-Tom Robinson
-Bristol Introducing



Drawing upon a vast range of influences, all of which can be heard in their compelling music, from Tinariwen to Calexico through Beirut and onto Ry Cooder, Goan Dogs are wise beyond their years.

The Goan Dogs story started in 2011, when singer Luke St Leger joined forces with drummer Dan Lane and started writing dreamy, lyrically rich desert rock songs. They soon recruited the talents of Theo Mackie (guitar / vox), Bill Sherwood (bass / vox) and Sam Kynan-Powell (brass / percussion / vox) and Goan Dogs was born.

Numerous headline gigs and high profile support slots, with the likes of Zun Zun Egui, Kyla La Grange and Maps & Atlases, has seen them secure their place as one of Bristol’s finest new bands and 2013 is the year they hope to breakthrough – picking up airplay on BBC 6 Music with Elbow’s Guy Garvey dubbing them ‘Bristol’s finest’ and Tom Robinson also giving them a spin.