NEWS: The Goa Express release ‘It’s Never Been Better’ single ahead of debut album

NEWS: The Goa Express release ‘It’s Never Been Better’ single ahead of debut album

Ahead of their hotly anticipated self-title debut album out on 1st December The Goa Express have shared their latest single ‘It’s Never Been Better‘. After making huge waves at Glastonbury, Latitude, The Great Escape and Rockaway Beach festivals they have become one of the most buzzed-about acts on the live scene, becoming firm fan favourites after supporting Fontaines DC.

Their latest single ‘It’s Never Been Better’ is a bold, swaggering radio-ready singalong, hoisted aloft on a tidal wave of chiming guitars, widescreen drums and bass, that shudder in your solar plexus; a gloriously catchy lament to summer’s spent together. Listen here:

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Speaking of the track, the band said

 “It’s Never Been Better’ existed for many years as a home demo on GarageBand. Reinvigorated in the studio, the song is a match made in heaven for the summer months and reminds us of the moments we used to spend together with those who ended up going different ways.”

Together they create a wall of sound, riven with infectious harmonies, waves of psych laden guitars and playful rhythms. It’s constantly refreshing at every turn. With echoes of the youthful supercharged melodies of early Supergrass, the unstoppable rhythms of early Psychedelic Furs or the loose dreamy melodic qualities of the La’s, yet are confidently taking their own strides towards adding a fresh chapter to the story of modern guitar pop.

The Goa Express, led by James Douglas Clarke alongside his brother Joe and best friends Joey, Naham and Sam, met as young teenagers in Burnley where music was an escape and a vessel for friendship. Their shared teenage experiences (late gigs at The Golden Lion in Todmorden, camping underneath the cliffs at Hebden Bridge) shaped their collective attitudes and behaviours and, ultimately, the sound and spirit of their band.

 The Goa-Express’s self titled debut album is a document that encapsulates growing up, their spirit of friendship and dreams of escape. Ocean Colour Scene’s Damon Minchella pairs with Tom Manning on production duties, the band decamping to the Welsh village of Raglan to record the songs that make up their debut album.

With their status as burgeoning hometown heroes, The Goa Express can be seen performing to thousands at Burnley’s Turf Moor stadium in Bank of Dave, Netflix UK’s most watched film upon release week.  With a cavalcade of refreshing tunes, and ‘us vs the world’ togetherness, The Goa-Express’s debut album proves they are one of the most exciting emerging bands on the scene right now.

Pre-order the self titled debut album by The Goa Express. out on 1st December

Catch The Goa Express live:


1st – Hebden Bridge – Trades Club

2nd- Liverpool – EBGBS  

3rd- Birmingham – Muthers Studio

29th – London – The Lexington


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