TRIFFID ALBUM OF THE WEEK: SCHTICK BY DANNY GOFFEY

11 July 2018 | Blog

July 11 – July 17

Behold! Supergrass hero Danny Goffey announces the release of his new album Schtick! released June 22nd on Distiller Records. To celebrate the release, Danny will host Goffstonbury, his own festival and Glastonbury placeholder, at his home in Somerset on June 23rd.

Written and performed by Danny Goffey and co-produced by Simon Byrt, with cameos from Suede’s Brett Anderson, Rialto’s Louis Eliot and Insecure Men’s Marley Mackey, ‘Schtick!’ bursts with a frenetic energy, darting between a dark cynicism and youthful vitality, driven by Danny’s determination to write a song on par with ‘Teenage Kicks.’ Defined by sparky guitar riffs, instantly anthemic hooks and a punchy vocal delivery to rattle the bland, ‘too cool’ landscape of modern indie, ‘Schtick!’ commands its listener to sit up and listen from start to finish.

Lyrically, ‘Schtick!’ is a collage of modern hysteria, exploring religion, addictive tendencies, gang violence, ‘LAD’ culture and neuroticism from the perspective of a man who may well have seen it all. “The last album was more about my domestic life,” says Danny of his 2015 album as vangoffey, ‘Take Your Jacket Off & Get Into It’. “On this album, I got to grips with bigger topics like unprovoked violence and how religion is so strange… I do think it stands out in today’s music.” It’s his colourful portrayal of modern society that makes ‘Schtick!’ so refreshing; topical hot takes reimagined as off-the-wall anecdotes, culminating in a body of work that both embodies the zeitgeist and remains intrinsically Goffey.

To celebrate the release of “Schtick!”, Danny will host Goffstonbury, a unique live music event at his home in Somerset available to fans who pre-order the album. He recently announced that Bloody Knees, Asylums, Ed Harcourt, The Hearing Device and Junior Bill are all set to perform, with more very special guests to be revealed.

Best known as the drummer and songwriter of seminal British trio Supergrass, Danny Goffey’s influence on British rock music has been cited by the likes of Muse and Stereophonics. Supergrass released 7 albums across 17 years, amassing over 2 million album sales before splitting in 2010. In recent years, Danny has contributed to the 2004 reissue of #1 Christmas classic “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” alongside Paul McCartney and Thom Yorke, as well as Consequences, a charity release for the homelessness charity Crisis alongside Paul Weller and Gaz Coombes.