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Goon- Flying Numb (2014)

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Finally back with their second album. The three-piece rock sound is distinctive and punchy and its limitations tend to encourage simplicity of sound. As it would happen, Goon only have three players: Rochelle on bass, Andrew on drums, and Christian on guitars and vocals. Live, they are raw, punchy, fun and riff-laden, with a catchy, driving guitar sound which really gets you going. The recordings, however, are a different story - the layers of instruments (including Hammond and flute) unfold into a fuller, richer, more complicated sound. They’re a band who deliver both on stage and in the studio.

Goon emerged in 2003, won the York Street Acid Test which gave them their first success, and released an ep called three piece of love. Their next release came in 2007 with boy girl boy receiving excellent reviews. Now, finally, the new album is about to be released. It’s filled with Goon’s eclectic style of fun catchy rock-poppers and moody atmospheric songs. They have accumulated a pile of attributes that can only be expected of a band that has stood the test of time. Previously they have made 8 music videos, had live tv and radio performances, and two bfm number ones, plus great reviews and fantastic gigs throughout the country. The latest album ‘flying numb’ is showing great promise with three singles (‘it’s alright’, ‘my friend’ and ‘just be friends’) already finding their way to the bfm top ten and picked up on the student network nationwide. ‘It’s alright’ also featured on the kiwi fm top 20. New single ‘just be friends’ currently sits at number 3 on the bfm top ten and on the kiwi hit disc.

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Christian is an artist. He is a painter, sculptor writer and film maker and musician. He exhibits each year and has his work in many collections and major nationwide shows. He loves music with a passion. He loves Goon. He says, “We are a family. We don’t always see each other but when we do we love each other.”

Rochelle is the GM at Shock NZ, overseeing the sales, marketing and promotion of the Shock Records and Shock Entertainment catalogues. She has been working in the music industry for almost 12 years and has played in a variety of bands from Glam Rock covers to an all-female rock/pop band, but found a home in Goon .

Andrew works as a Speedboat mechanic and loves all things high speed including cars, motorbikes and more. He learned to play the drums on a farm in Te Kuiti during high school and has played in lots of bands including Exiter and Disco De Soto. Andrew and Rochelle recently married.


released February 24, 2014



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