2023 is nearly at an end, but it’s been an incredible year for Godsticks. We finally shared our sixth studio album ‘This Is What A Winner Looks Like’ with the world after working on it for such a long time, and it was amazing to see what a great response it got. It really was a pleasure to put this album together, and record live drums at the legendary Rockfield Studios in Monmouthshire, so naturally we are immensely proud of the finished product. We’re so glad you like it too.
(Very special thanks go out to everyone who voted for the album in TIWN Media’s ‘Top 10’ competition for Welsh bands and artists – we finished in 2nd place which is a great honour for us)
Once the album was released, we also got ourselves back out on the road to play live which we absolutely love to do. The Godsticks band van rolled into Cardiff, London, Newcastle and Edinburgh for 4 excellent shows in June, and then of course in November we hit the HRH Prog Festival in Great Yarmouth where we headlined the second stage on the Saturday night. Now that was a fantastic gig!
But don’t think for a second that things are going to slow down as we move into the new year – in fact we’re just getting started. A brand new UK mini-tour begins on January 31st 2024, with visits to Bristol, Manchester, London, Swansea, and the amazing Planet Rock Winter’s End festival held at Trecco Bay in Porthcawl. All the details and ticket links for the tour dates can be found here: www.godsticks.co.uk/gigs
We’ve also recently released a music video for ‘Throne’ – the 3rd single from ‘This Is What A Winner Looks Like’ – which was filmed in the Auditorium at the incredible Newbridge Memo right here in South Wales. Watch the full video here: Throne Video
There may even be some NEW MUSIC to be released in 2024, recorded during another session at Rockfield Studios earlier this year… But you’ll have to watch this space as more info on that will be coming soon. In the meantime, all that remains (see what we did there?) is to say a massive THANK YOU to everyone who’s taken the time to listen to our music, come see us live or buy a CD/Vinyl/T-Shirt online or at a gig this year. So we wish you all a very Happy Holidays and a very Happy New Year – we’ll see you in 2024!
Darran, Gavin, Tom and Francis