The new release from Bristol cult band Goan Dogs continues to affirm their reputation as one of the most intelligent, emotionally-manipulative bands around. ‘Drifting Apart’ arrives as just another reason to get extremely excited about a home-grown five-piece that effortlessly combine inherent musical ability and a real penchant for subtly jabbing lyricism.
We’ll say that drifting is a pretty passive thing. This is definitely not a song about an all-consuming love affair ending in melodrama. We’ve all experienced that too, to some degree, but those are the exceptions in life. Between the band, Goan Dogs have probably had a fair few tear jerkers in their record collections, but they wanted to inject some despondency into the proceedings. This time around at least.