Manchester’s own The Goa Express have shared their latest indelible indie rocker, ‘Second Time’.
Bright and jangly, ‘Second Time’ is a celebration of being a young, immature wastoid. Aimed squarely at anyone between the ages of 14 and 24, the song embraces the idea that just because you have a lot of experiences being an idiot, that doesn’t mean you are getting any smarter along the way. There’s something very endearing about that sentiment.
“Second Time’ is a song about young people making the same mistakes over and over and over again; a warming ballad which breaks aside from our live performances, foolishly thinking, that it’s able to mend itself,” the band commented.
I’m sure these guys don’t want to be compared to home-towners like Oasis or Elbow, but it’s impossible not to see the similarities in their laddish take on rock and roll. This might be the thickest Mancunian accent I’ve ever heard in my life, and it’s pretty awesome. Something about a voice like that singing lines like “Everything looks better when you’re high” just feels right, almost as if it’s a Pavlovian response.
The boys in The Goa Express, brothers James (Vox) and Joe Clarke (Keys) along with Joey Stein (Lead Guitar), Naham Muzaffar (Bass) and Sam Launder (Drums), know the not-so-secret formula to great rock music: no more than five chords, one riff, a hooky melody, and some hard-hitting, hard strumming instrumentation.
Riding around on bikes in the song’s video, the band radiates the youthful energy that makes their take on teenage time killing all the more potent. Any good band worth their salt should look like a gang, and these guys certainly have that “all for one” swagger to them. They’ve also got some catchy killer tunes, which never hurts.
Check out the video for ‘Second Time’ down, below.