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60 Seconds With… Goonies Never Say Die

Goonies Never Say Die

Duncan Hodgson chats to Goonies Never Say Die, Blackpool’s own “instrumental cinematic rock band” about their new album, where they like to gig and where they see themselves going in the future.

Duncan: Thanks for taking the time out to talk to us! 

Duncan: Which of your previous albums do you think is strongest?

GNSD: The first album had a lot of impact as it was our first release. Its also found interest from our record label Deep Elm Records who we are currently signed to and have released both albums through.

Duncan: What can we expect from the new album?

GNSD: We are going forwards and backwards with the new album. It will sound more like the first but bigger and with a bit of a twist. (jokes) Hopefully it will sound like a mixture between Enya and Swedish House Mafia.

Duncan: How do you prepare for a gig?

GNSD: We play our setlist over and over again until its as tight as it possibly can be. Then on the night we drink a lot of Jaeger Bombs before we go on stage.

Duncan: Where has been your favourite place to gig and why?

GNSD: We love Playing in Glasgow. Its always a great turn out and the people are friendly and welcoming. We also enjoyed playing in Belgium at the end of 2010 as that was our first experince outside the UK.

Duncan: Where are you most looking forward to playing in 2012?

GNSD: We don’t have much planned in the way of playing live at the moment as we are concentrating on writing the album. Our next gig is at The Mad Ferret in Preston. We also love playing there.

Duncan: If you could support any band who would it be and why?

GNSD: This would differ between band members. I would guess that Barry would want to support Refused , Paul would like to support Pearl Jam , Kerr would like to support The Prodigy and I would like to support Rhianna or Coldplay.

Duncan: Do you have any advice for new bands who are just starting out?

Just play lots of gigs and write music you are happy with. It’s a tough industry to crack so just enjoy what you do and take anything that comes as a bonus.

Duncan: Where do you see GNSD going in the future?

GNSD: Supporting Rhianna or coldplay. But really we are just trying to make people aware of our music and enjoy ourselves. If we could do well enough to make us enough money for us all to quit our jobs then that is a bonus.

Duncan: What album are you currently listening to the most?

GNSD: Not quite sure as individuals but we all really like a band called ‘And So I Watch You From Afar’ and we listened to this album together on the way to our last show, so I would say them.

Duncan: What are your three favourite things about Blackpool?

GNSD: The Blue Room, which is our local drinky place and where all the local and not so local bands play, Notarianni’s Ice Cream and its just good to be beside the seaside beside the sea.

You can see Goonies Never Say Die at their next gig at The Mad Ferret in Preston on Sunday the 1 September 2012. You can also keep up to date with their latest news on Facebook at www.facebook.com/gooniesneversaydiemusic or follow them on Twitter: @gnsd.

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