A photo of El Goodo who plays live at Clwb Ifor Bach on the 12th of August 2022.

El Goodo + John Mouse & The Fashion Weak

Friday 12/08/2022
  • El Goodo + John Mouse & The Fashion Weak
  • Date: Friday 12/08/2022
  • Time: 7.00pm
  • Price: £9
  • Age Restrictions: 18+
  • Venue: Clwb Ifor Bach
El Goodo and John Mouse come to Clwb Ifor Bach this August for a very special show in preparation for their performances at Greenman Festival.

Forming in the late 90s, El Goodo (named after the Big Star song, Ballad Of El Goodo) emerged with intent as not only a support band for Super Furry Animals on their 2006 Love Kraft UK tour, but also as label mates as the Furries released the band’s self-titled debut on their Placid Casual label in 2005. Haphazardly piecing together records using faulty equipment in a crumbling village hall in their sleepy hometown of Resolven, the next 15 years has seen El Goodo blip contentedly on the radar as a gently persistent musical jewel cherished by knowing audiophiles. Their association with the Furries persists as Zombie is released on Cian Ciarán and Dafydd Ieuan’s Cardiff-based, Strangetown Records.

A transitional show for John Mouse as he moves across from his guitar set up to the new electronic set performing tracks from The Goat and material from new project The Fashion Weak. Performing as a 3 piece with Philip Pearce and Andrew Norton (John Mouse & The Crimea). Noted for acerbic chronicles of everyday micro-drama this latest stylistic shift feels more profound,  you can expect tales of Anne Summers parties, tacky landlords, unsuccessful barbeques and uncanny pigeons take on a dream-like intensity against pounding disco beats, and wonky synthesized delivery.