This band sure know how to give us some proper Garage Rock bops to blast out super loud. I’ve been sloppy with writing anything at the moment, and I should have done this months ago. But, we’re here now finally so here it goes!
The Goldstars have a really raw lo-fi sound that makes you feel like you’ve been thrown into the deep-end of 60s Garage Rock. There’s a little bit of menace in the vocals which reminds me a little bit of Misfits- that beautiful creepy feel that just lures you in, and before you know- you’re hooked beyond words.
Casino Reale is such a great song; you can just imagine this being played at some sleazy dive bar, when everyone has had a bit too much cheap whiskey and aren’t willing to head home just yet. I can’t relate to that because I like being asleep too much, but you get my point. The band are that good, they make you feel like you could do this. Or maybe you’d rather just blast this out super loud in the comfort of your own home. Regardless of where you listen to this song, just let it be loud and often. Move your body around in ways that may cause others to think you may not be okay but you know that you are completely fine inside. You’re just letting it all out. Sometimes you just need to do that.
Now we have brand new single (well, it came out a couple months ago now) With This Ring- which sounds like a whirlwind romance gone a bit off-kilter, and resorted in a rushed wedding in some seedy Vegas chapel. It’s wonderfully all over the place and by no means conventional. It’s a real face smacker this one, and again- the kind of song you’d want to hear in a sleazy bar at 3am when you should be heading home. Instead, you declare your love to someone you’ve known for 5 minutes and off you go to get married. Or a pizza. Either or really! It’s two minutes and fifteen seconds of unfiltered and unconventional romance. The best kind!
If you love your music fast-paced, rowdy and just beautifully all over the place- then The Goldstars are the band for you. They are exquisite musicians who clearly thrive on making people move and scream the words back at them. For now, we can’t really do that but you get what I mean! They are such a joy to listen to, and trust me it is definitely worth going back and listening to their previous releases (via Pravada Records.)
The Goldstars have been around for a while now, and what you truly hear in their sound is a band that are so sure of themselves and the music they create. They’ve got the energy still of a brand new band, and this energy is another factor of what gets you hooked. If you love bands like The Pretty Things, The Animals, Misfits etc- then you either already know about The Goldstars or you’ll fast become a fan.