Spanish indie-rock band – LAGUNA GOONS – have shared new track “Runaway Massacre”, taken from their EP ‘Teachers’.
An indie-rock freight train that pins together livewire guitar lines with runaway riffs, the new track sees Laguna Goons nod deftly to many of the UK-based bands that inspire them while keeping things fresh with a fun-fuelled twist.
Described by the band as “a taste of pure nerve with a catchy chorus”, “Runaway Massacre” strikes a stellar balance between infectious energy and agitated angst. Laguna Goons’ go-to closer for most of their live shows, the band explain of the track’s origin:
“It’s about a traumatic experience we had surfing: the water taking you to the wrong place, and how surfing isn’t for the faint of heart.”
Taken from the band’s ‘Teachers’ EP, the extended release will see “Runaway Massacre” accompanied by four new tracks including “Locked Up”, “Instinto Natural” and the fuzzy title-track “Teachers”, which teeters on the anxiety-inducing line between grunge-laden garage rock and danceable anthemic indie.
Laguna Goons are Thiago Pesaresi Gomez (vocals, lead guitar), Pablo Rodríguez Benítez (guitar), Wouter Bruins (drums) and David Jakobi (bass). Heavily inspired by the UK indie music scene — and one of the only band’s in Spain to be making their distinctive brand of indie-rock — the band describe their sound as “danceable nervous garage with grunge and Britpop references.”
Having played at venues across their home country, the band have also appeared at a range of festivals including Bilbao BBK Live, Cala Mijas Festival and BIME Live. Alongside the release of their new EP ‘Teachers’, Laguna Goons will also be heading to UK shores this Autumn for a handful of live shows. Heading to London, Cardiff and Bristol, find full dates and details below.
LAGUNA GOONS UK LIVE DATES
09/29 The Troubadour (London) + The Deniros + A.R.T. + Tokyo Toy Co. – TICKETS
09/30 Fuel Rock Club (Cardiff) + Tokyo Toy Co.
10/01 Crofters Rights (Bristol) + Tokyo Toy Co.