Words by Simon Russell-White
It doesn’t seem like that long ago that I was reviewing the debut EP from Bendigo, Victoria’s heavy rockers Spacegoat when they dropped 33 in the Autumn of 2019.
In retrospect, it wasn’t that long ago but as we know the entire planet has changed so much, and unfortunately it isn’t all good. For a band that is located in Central Victoria gigs were/ are already few and far between and this has been the case long before “lockdowns” and “mandates” were the new normal.
With only one venue now booking original bands in Bendigo, the almighty Golden Vine Hotel is now the sole place for original live music where gigs have become more of a relief and of course a celebration of music for a City that is home to 100,632 people!!
On a positive note, Spacegoat are about to drop their second EP entitled Catharsis and I was fortunate enough to chat to lead singer Erin Eddy about the vulnerability, self-doubts and the straight-up truths about what it took to create this bar raising release.
At Heavy Mag every now and then an interview with someone becomes an absolute hive of down to earth conversation about the real stuff that us humans endure and enjoy on this our Mother Earth.
If you like it honest, if you like it heartfelt and if you are not a Spacegoat fan already then, I suggest you sort that out pronto as they’re about to drop a downright quality listen!
So sit back, (don’t) relax but please……enjoy!