DANNY GOFFEY (SUPERGRASS) + JUNIOR BILL
Drummer, songwriter and all round indie legend, Danny Goffey, is rock n roll royalty, and he is back with the brand new LP, “Schtick” and a non-stop, week-long tour of the UK, “Schtick Gigs in Scheven Days.”
Perhaps best known for being the drummer and one of the main songwriters in the indie legends band, Supergrass, with whom he penned such hits as ‘Alright’ and ‘Caught by the fuzz’, Danny has been writing and recording since the age of nine and whilst creating and featuring in several bands between then and now, he has clocked up well over 2,000,000 album sales.
Since Supergrass split in 2010 after seventeen years and seven albums, Danny has been the archetypal rock ’n’ roll drifter. “I tried a few things, I tried cooking… I was bored,” he says. But his itchy fretboard fingers never deserted him and, whilst at a local comedy gig in 2014, he ran into an old Supergrass fan who happened to own the Distiller Studio and the associated record label. “It turned out it was this amazing state of the art studio with Frank Sinatra‘s old desk in it and some amazing equipment,” Danny enthuses. “I just started doing some demos with no real reason. That was the start of Vangoffey.” The following year, the debut solo album was released to much critical acclaim.
Buoyed by the success and reaction to his new album, Danny started writing for his second LP immediately but, for the very first time, under his own name. Released in June and again, to much critical acclaim, Schtick, has been likened to Ian Dury meets Talking Heads with smatterings of Bolan, Bowie and Costello thrown in the mix. With no subject matter off limits – Danny brings the naughty nineties back to the forefront in 2018 and takes to the roads once again for a super intimate run of very special shows.
Check out the video to ‘Buzzkiller’ here:
Junior Bill’s sound bears traces of the roots of British rock n roll, refracted through Two-tone and
Stiff Records via the dub of Lee Scratch Perry and the global sensibility of Manu Chao.
Junior Bill began as the solo project of songwriter Rob Nichols. In 2013 Rob gathered his mates
in his local youth centre to form the band which would act as the vehicle for his astute, and
catchy songs. The tight dub grooves of bassist Rory Saunders and drummer Jim Strickland
underpin Rob’s distinctive voice and prescient commentary whilst Luke Owen and Joel Beswick
bring the songs to life with a collage of dubby synth sounds and samples.
Watch the official music video for ‘Romas’ below: