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Mountain Goats


Shepherd's Bush Empire, London, 19/11/2015

Mountain Goats - Shepherd's Bush Empire, London, 19/11/2015

Daniel Cressey watches Americana act the Mountain Goats play a bleak but compelling show at the Shepherd's Bush Empire in London to promote their latest album 'Beat the Champ' on which front man John Darnielle’s songwriting focuses on the professional wrestling world

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Mountain Goats - Mountain Goats

Catherine Christofis photographs American folk act the Mountain Goats at a gig at the Union Chapel in London

KOKO, London, 26/5/2011

Mountain Goats - KOKO, London, 26/5/2011

Despite tackling issues such as loss, despair, drugs and madness, Daniel Cressey at the KOKO in London finds that Californian act the Mountain Goats continuing to be oddly comforting as well as totally compelling

KOKO, London, 7/9/2010

Mountain Goats - KOKO, London, 7/9/2010

While often only basic in their singing skills and guitar ability, Chris O' Toole finds both witty and inspiring a performance from the Mountain Goats, the group led by Indiana-based musician John Darnielle, at the KOKO in London

Union Chapel, London, 8/12/2007

Mountain Goats - Union Chapel, London, 8/12/2007

Anthony Dhanendran watches alternative rock cult act the Mountain Goats, the project of North Carolinan musician John Darneille, play a stunning, crowd-pleasing set at the Union Chapel in London,

Scala, London, 23/11/2005

Mountain Goats - Scala, London, 23/11/2005

Family conflict, drunkenness and unrequited love affairs are familar subject matter for indie guitar rockers the Mountain Goats. At a gig at the London Scala, Dan Cressey , however, finds them also to have a riotous sense of humour

ICA, London. 30/3/2004

Mountain Goats - ICA, London. 30/3/2004

Lo fi act the Mountain Goats have gained a strong reputation for their songs "of catchy, alt-country bitterness". Daniel Cressey watches them play "a wonderfully intimate gig" at the London ICA


All Hail West Texas (2013)

Mountain Goats - All Hail West Texas

In our Re:View section, in which our writers look back on albums from the past, Dan Cressey examines lo-fi act Mountain Goats' 2002 album 'All Hail West Texas', which has recently been reissued


Goths (2017)

Abstract but haunting latest concept album from the Mountain Goats upon which front man John Darnielle sympathetically examines the 80's Gothic movement

Beat the Champ (2015)

Eccentric but enthralling new album from off-kilter North Carolina bandt the Mountain Goats, upon which front man John Darnielle’s songwriting focuses on the world of professional wrestling

The Life of the World to Come (2009)

Atmospheric, lo-fi latest offering from the Mountain Goats, which subtly merges biblical imagery with front man and songwriter's John Darnielle's personal obsessions

Heretic Pride (2008)

Refreshingly honest and sublime latest album from the Mountain Goats, the project of American cult musician John Darnielle

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