THE BAND: DIVERSITY ROCKS! After lead Siddhartha "Sid" Khosla, landed a deal with the new Union Records, he started bringing the band together with a wealth of melodic influences - the vocal melodies of Bollywood, the guitar-pop austerity of the UK, and the crisp, open tones of the West Coast. In their sound you find plenty of the latest British pop rearing its head, with nods to Coldplay and the Starsailor/Keane/Snow Patrol set. Roll all that up and put a gloss on it that sounds like a captured piece of LA (really, it sounds like Southern California), and the result is something that seems to play both sides of the fence. Played right - a key appearance here, a soundtrack single there, and the must see O.C. moment - Goldspot has the potential to bridge both the adult contemporary radio world and the trend-watching indie scene without having to "sell out". (Cut from Popmatters review).
THE SOUND: On the first tracks of theirs I heard, "The Guard" and "Rewind", Goldspot sound a lot like Turin Brakes vocals and simple guitars with a bit of Travis arrangements included. Listening to more tracks by them, ("Timebomb", "It's Getting Old", and "Friday") it is clear that while the songs have been carefully produced and are ready for the radio, they are still indie and organic, just sad enough to be caring without bringing in the puppy dog eyes and drama.
Buy their most recent album Tally of the Yes Men.
mp3 - The Guard EXPIRED
mp3 - Rewind EXPIRED