Goat

Goat are a collective who hail from a small and very remote village called Korpolombolo in deepest darkest Sweden. Legend has it that for centuries, the inhabitants of the village of Korpolombolo were dedicated to the worship and practices of Voodoo. This strange and seemingly unlikely activity was apparently introduced into the area after a travelling witch doctor and a handful of her disciples were led to Korpolombolo by following a cipher hidden within their most sacred of ancient scriptures. The reason it led them there is unknown, but their Voodoo influence quickly took hold over the whole village and so they made it their home - there, they were able to practice their craft unnoticed and unbothered for several centuries. This was until their non-Christian ways were discovered by the Church and they were burned out by the crusaders, the survivors cursing the village over their shoulders as they fled. To this day, the now picturesque village of Korpolombolo is still haunted by this Voodoo curse; the power of the curse can be felt throughout the grooves of the Goat records.

"Live Ballroom Ritual is relentlessly brilliant.  If you only see one Swedish masked band of prog-psych-Afrobeat-voodoo-rockers this , or any other year, make it Goat."  Q

"Goat stake their claim as one of the most invigorating bands in the world right now."  Mojo

"...stunning array of sounds, they synthesize into their globetrotting psych-funk." Wire

"Proving once more that the devil gets all the best music, Goat came to Koko last night to create one hell of a racket."  Evening Standard