One of the best bands that Belgium has to offer Goose released their third studio album “Control Control Control” on October 12th after the previous two super successful LPs “Bring It On” und “Synrise” that won over our hearts and made them well known though out the whole world. Apart from making amazing music, they are really cool blocks too. Wanna find out more about them? Then read the interview below!
Our names are Mickael, Bert, Dave, Tom and but you might know us as GOOSE.
We were born in Kortrijk, Belgium and grew up in Kortrijk.
In our childhood our idols were Michael Jackson, because the videos were out of this world and he’s a musical genius.
We met in a bar at noon and decided we could join forces and be brothers in Arms so we decided to get together and make music. Since then we recorded 3 albums.
One of the best gigs we played was Melt Festival. It was so much fun because of the setting and the success was unexpected, a full tent in the afternoon and everybody was going for it. One of the best gigs we have been to was Les Rhythmes Digitales. We loved the sound and production of the album and it still has a major influence on our music.
Now we live in Belgium with dogs & loved ones. We meet every day in the studio and talk, make music & go to the pub downstairs.
We sometimes argue when one of us wants to go home early, but then we buy him a drink and stays a bit longer.
We enjoy Thai food and Coca cola a lot. We can spend hours working on a track or an arrangement. One of our favorite places to visit is South of Europe in general, because we love Mediterranean cuisine.
On weekdays we work on music and on weekends we usually play music.
Our favorite songs at the moment are Dark star by Polica.
Some films we watched lately and liked was The Upsetter, a documentary on Lee scratch Perry and Drive.
The last series we watched and loved was Breaking Bad, Homeland.
We are very inspired by Daft Punk, Bruce Nauman, Wim Delvoye, Carl De Keyzer, Etienne De Crecy, the sun.
Our dream is to keep on doing what we do and build our own studio with a view over the city.
Our worst nightmare is war.
We love animals and hate stupid people.
We are addicted to making fun, we just cannot stop making fun.
We get totally fucked up, when we get off stage.
Local Suicide reminds us of Suicidal Tendencies.
Tomorrow we finish a new track. Next month we will be partying on Christmas.
Next year we will be playing playing playing. In 10 years we hope to have found a solution for global warming.
If we weren’t human, we would be machines. If our lives were a Hollywood movie, The terminator and The terminator would have the main roles, because that would be awesome. If we were a car, we would be the one from ‘back to the future’.
If we were an animal, we would be Mickey Mouse. If we were a drug ,we would be Love.
If we were an invention, we would be the Internet. If we were an object, we would be a plane.
If we could date ourselves, we would go surfing.
If we could play with anyone it would be someone we didn’t think of before, these are the best moments.
We would like to collaborate with a filmmaker like Sophia Coppola.
If we had only one wish, it would be a good life for everybody.
We would never have to work for money, because money smells bad.
Our word of advice to the reader would be: don’t believe a word we just wrote, the truth lies in our music.
Watch the video “Control” out of their new album “Control Control Control” at a live performance directed by Pierre Debusschere:
Listen to some of their older tracks: