Supergrass’ Danny Goffey (Vangoffey) Announces New Single “Sucker”
Music News | Feb 12th, 2016
Supergrass’ Danny Goffey, under the name Vangoffey now, is set to his release single “Sucker” from his debut album Take Your Jacket Off & Get Into It on March 14th via Distiller Records. He also will be playing two shows in the UK on March 14th and 15th.
The album, which was released in October 2015 on Distiller Records, has been championed by the likes of NME, Q, Uncut, BBC 6 Music and Radio X, and Goffey’s mischievous wit on previously released tracks ‘Trials of a Modern Man’ and ‘Race of Life’ continues to charm the nation.
‘Sucker’ is no exception; a no-frills tale of a failed romantic pursuit, which showcases Goffey’s knack for amusing, relatable story-telling – a definitive trait of the man who wrote classic Supergrass hits ‘Alright’, ‘Caught by the Fuzz’ and ‘Late in the Day’.
The charismatic multi-instrumentalist currently resides in Somerset with his wife Pearl Lowe (singer of ‘90s post-punk band Powder and mother of Daisy Lowe), along with their children, who have all starred in vangoffey’s videos for ‘Trials of a Modern Man’ and ‘Race of Life’.
The band has announced two shows at famous London venue The Social on 14th March, as well as The Wheatsheaves in Goffey’s hometown Frome on 15th March. vangoffey are also planning a nationwide tour, the details of which will be announced soon.
Goffey’s new line up with vangoffey is considered somewhat of a super-group, consisting of Drew McConnell from Babyshambles, Louis Eliot from Rialto, and the son of Florence & the Machine producer and Pulp bassist Steve Mackey – Marley Mackey. vangoffey are set to announce tour dates very soon.
It’s just over 20 years since Supergrass’ breakthrough hit album ‘I Should Coco’ was released, and Goffey has a vast amount of fantastic stories – from the highs and lows of Britpop, partying and ‘90s Camden, experiencing Supergrass’ incredibly rapid rise to the top of the charts, to later briefly touring with Babyshambles in their heyday.
Not the single but songs worth listening to off the new album: