Hogan’s Goat have premiered a new video for their song “Shit Kicker,” via The Gauntlet. This track is from the band’s self titled debut album.
Vocalist John Salmon commented:
“We went out to Montana, fucked around, and summoned the spirit of the ‘Shit Kicker.’
No but seriously, from the moment we wrote it, we knew “Shit Kicker” would be the best representation of our style. A song about true grit, unwavering courage, and standing your ground. Our goal was to symbolically showcase the Shit Kicker that lives in all of us; no matter who you are, or where you’re from.
We want to give a special thanks to Walter and Cassie Runsabove, who sat down with us after filming, and gave us a lesson on Native American culture over breakfast. We would also like to thank Curley, Ed Fick, and there rest of the Billings Road Dogs for letting us crash their toy drive, film part of ‘Shit Kicker,’ and play a few songs for them. That wouldn’t have been possible without the help of Montana Mobile Stage and Productions, too! Thanks, Charlie!”
Time for the next edition of Metal Anarchy’s “new music showcase,” the feature where I introduce you to up and coming bands that readers of this site may find interesting. This time I have an exclusive Q&A with Hogan’s Goat.
METAL ANARCHY: Tell me a little bit about your band:
HOGAN’S GOAT: Hogan’s Goat out of Nashville, TN is a collective of folks from Montana, Texas, Tennessee, and North Carolina. Our name is from old folklore about a goat who was known to be smelled miles away. Ugly creature. Our band is against the grain, and we don’t really fit in to any scene. Just how we like it.
METAL ANARCHY: Who are your main influences?
HOGAN’S GOAT: The list varies by day. Right now From Mastodon to Guns N’ Roses. ASG’s latest record is really cool. We listen to a bit of everything.
METAL ANARCHY: What is your latest release and why should readers of this site check it out?
HOGAN’S GOAT: Hogan’s Goat is set to release July 18th. It’s our debut LP. “You might like it, you might hate it. I don’t fuckin’ know what you like.” – Wayne
METAL ANARCHY: What can people expect when they go to your live shows?
HOGAN’S GOAT: Our main focus while writing is to make sure it translates well during our live sets. However, the energy is always high and spontaneous. You never know what we might do.
METAL ANARCHY: Where do you see your band heading in 5 years?
HOGAN’S GOAT: Hopes are high. We’d like to tour the world, and are doing everything we can to make that happen.