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Goat Announce New Album “Medicine” out 13th October on Rocket Recordings

August 8, 2023

Announce New Album “Medicine”
out 13th October on Rocket Recordings
Listen to first single “Unemployment Office” 

Rocket Recordings are excited to announce a new album from Swedish psych warriors, GOAT.  Medicine will be released on 13th October 2023.  Pre-order album HERE

It is hard to know how many times the mythology and mystery of Goat’s backstory can be written about, but new release Medicine does away with any need to dwell on the past, returning with a more introspective, slightly mellower psych-folk sound that remains recognisably them.

Now, they share the first single, “Unemployment Office” from the album accompanied by a video created by Oliver Lewis.

This obscure world brings this gritty psychedelic theme to the forefront of the darker, brooding landscape. The depth of the layers and additional textures hook the audience, compelled by the magnitude of this creation and the lasting influence. Goat bring this intensive streak to their immense vision.

There is a consistently restrained, warm feel across the whole of Medicine and the band suggest that the overall theme of the album is about “the impermanence of life in different ways: sickness, relationships, love, death and how our time is finite”.

The ‘Medicine’ of the title may refer to a number of salves, or this value of relationships and love: “For our families, friends, society, this could be done through the use of psychedelics, through meditation, through learning from other people, staying curious and never settling for a ‘solid’ identity” says the mysterious Goatboy from the band.

At times the album’s sound has nods to classic Swedish 70s psych/prog/folk acts such as Arbete & Fritid, Charlie & Esdor and Träd, Gräs & Stenar. However, there was nothing conscious about the way the album turned out, as the band “were just trying to move along as freely and open-mindedly as possible”.  A new sound that grew out of their recent work on the pagan folk soundtrack to Shane Meadows’ The Gallows Pole.

Whatever your dosage, and regardless of your remedy, it is now time to take your medicine.

See Goat live:
10-12 August / Gothenburg / Way Out West Festival
17-20 August / Brecon / Green Man Festival
13 October / Porto / Hard Club
14 October / Lisbon / Lisboa Ao Vivo

Medicine Tracklisting:

Impermanence & Death

Raised by Hills

I Became The Unemployment Office



You’ll Be Alright

Join The Resistance

Tripping In the Graveyard

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