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Wednesday, 02 October 2013 13:40

Blenders brings Northcote to Swift Current Oct. 19

Written by  Matthew Liebenberg
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One of Canada’s most powerful young singer / songwriters will bring his eclectic folk music to the Lyric Theatre stage Oct. 19, as part of the Blenders music series.


Matt Goud (aka Northcote) is a Saskatchewan-born artist who mixes influences of soul, punk, and blues, showcasing a songwriting style reminiscent of Bruce Springsteen.
Goud has extensive experience touring, both as a solo artist and with his previous project, hardcore band Means. After enjoying some success with Means, Goud headed out to Victoria when the band broke up. There, he pursued a bit of a quieter form of musical expression.
His debut EP, Borrowed Chords, Tired Eyes, was released in 2009, followed in 2011 by the full-length Gather No Dust. Recently, Northcote released a self-titled album, which was an opportunity for Goud to come out of his shell as a singer/songwriter, and have a bit of fun. Lyrically, the album features a tone of perseverance, and a lot of confidence.
While Goud’s latest release retains a lot of the singer/songwriter vibe that he is known for, it showcases some tighter, more anthemic music to appeal to fans of both his folk music and punk background. With driving bass-lines and frequent trumpet interludes, the album maintains a relatively upbeat mood with plenty of opportunities for audience sing-alongs.
It’s a style Goud has been wanting to adopt for some time, and he is excited to share some more energetic songs on his current tour. He is touring with a more full band, and while they aren’t performing as much of Northcote’s older music, their live performance offers more opportunities for physical expression along with their lively music.
Northcote will perform Oct. 19 at the Lyric Theatre. Doors open at 8 p.m., with music beginning at 9 p.m. Tickets for the show are $25, and a limited number of season passes are available for the entire Blenders 2013-2014 lineup. Tickets can be purchased at Pharmasave or by contacting Shann at 306-778-2686 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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