Northcote Plots New Material for 2020, Shares His Isolation Fixations

Songwriter Matt Goud shares his love of Gillian Welch, Michael Jordan's 'The Last Dance' and Ben & Jerry's ice cream

BY Alex HudsonPublished May 7, 2020

Onetime hardcore noisemaker Northcote hasn't released a full-length since 2015's Hope Is Made of Steel, but now the Victoria-based folk-rock songwriter born Matt Goud is back. He released the new single "Dancers and Queens" in March, and he tells Exclaim! that more material is on the way.

"My goal is to perform new material and tour in support of a new album. However, like everyone else, I am uncertain of when that will be possible," he says. "At the moment, I am missing singing for and with others, and missing friends out on the road."

Luckily, he's still able to connect with fans through his weekly Instagram livestreams, which take place each Thursday at 7 p.m. ET. "During the show, I am sharing songs from different albums of mine and also cover songs that I feel align with a short story segment, or are fan-selected," he explains.

Since touring isn't in the cards, we got Goud to share some of his isolation fixations that he's been enjoying in recent weeks.

David Casper - Crystal Waves
John Moreland - LP5
Abdullah Ibrahim - Dream Time
Gillian Welch - The Harrow and the Harvest
Lewis Capaldi - Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent

Film and TV
George Michael: Freedom
Desus & Mero
The Last Dance
Pain and Glory

Podcasts and Streams
Brian Fallon - "Sittin' Round at Home"
Sara Beth Yoga - "10 Minute Morning Yoga for Beginners"
The Wire: Way Down in the Hole

Ben & Jerry's Non-Dairy P.B. & Cookies
Ben & Jerry's Half Baked Ice Cream
The Great Jamaican Ginger Beer Co.

Recording with Shure SM7B microphone 
Elk Lake (Victoria, BC) walks with family 

Find out what other Canadian musicians have been up to under self-quarantine with our Isolation Nation feature.

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