EP Review: Bull – Love Goo

What a year it’s been for local alt-rockers Bull! They’ve been building a solid base of popularity here in York since 2011 and never fail to draw a crowd. Now they’ve hit the national conscience, being championed by Steve Lamacq on BBC Radio 6, Huw Stephens and Clara Amfo on BBC Radio 1 and have even drawn acclaim from Elton John. They crown 2020 with a new EP, Love Goo, released via EMI and Young Thugs.

By Graeme Smith

The four tracks on Love Goo will be familiar to anyone who has been following the band. The title track, as well as Bonzo Please and Green have been live favourites for a while. Disco Living rounds out the quartet, a track that featured as BBC Introducing track on the week on Radio 1.

It’s easy to see why Bull are garnering such attention. Their music is fun but with an edge of dirty riffs and carefree vocals. From the outset, they’ve focussed on playing music they wanted to listen to, inspired by the likes of Pavement, Yo La Tengo and Pixies.

If you haven’t yet heard Bull, now’s the time! Check out the EP’s title track Love Goo below and check out the full EP here. Why stop there though? Catch their special livestreamed show on 16 December – The Snow Global Tour.