I first came across the band Goat on a compilation cd made for me and was totally in love with their song ‘Run to your Mama’, which is a heavily rhythmical and driving song that makes you move, shake and head bang and has a raw, passionate, aggressive punk vocal style from the two female singers….wailing chants almost… Goat are a Swedish band that wear masks and costumes during performances which make for a spectacular live show!

Their performative style is tribal and the smoke machine, costumes and dancing are theatrical. I saw them at Glastonbury this year and was blown away by their energy and originality- Like finding oneself in an anarchic tribal rock fire dance! They combine rhythms from world music (like Bhangra) and 70’s style rock guitar riffs exploding into experimental and exciting electric guitar solos. The rock guitarists are really the stars of this band… The repetitive and driving rhythm provides a solid foundation for the guitars to totally let rip! …And they do!! Nobody really knows who the band members are ( aside from Christian Johansson) and they remain masked in every performance. This not only brings mystery but disguises the musicians, reinforcing the collaborative spirit of this band rather than focussing on individuals!

A little more information…

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goat_(band)

If you would love to see them in action…

For reviews! …

http://www.theguardian.com/music/2012/sep/28/new-band-goat