• Imogen Holland

Introducing Patrick Gosling (Indie Rock)

This South Shields singer songwriter jumps onto the music scene with the release of his first single at the beginning of 2020.

Imogen Holland spoke to Patrick Gosling about the release of his latest single and what his influences are for his music...

Patricks first single ‘Always Ready’ was a nod to his home towns motto, Always Ready, which is on the Coat of Arms for South Shields.

One of his music inspirations is his hero, David Bowie: “In my music you probably wouldn’t hear it but I like people like Bruce Springsteen and Tom Petty, The Beatles obviously.”

He also takes inspiration from some modern bands such as The Folds and War on Drugs.

Patrick’s latest single ‘Hollywood’ was released at the beginning of April with the lyrics influenced by his viewing habits with reality TV...

“I soon realised that there’s some real, fame hungry people out there. “Obviously reality TV isn’t real, or at least you’d hope people wouldn’t act like they do if the camera weren’t on them, but you can’t help but notice who wants the limelight more than others“.

The song is basically about an individual who wants her 15 minutes.“It was created as a reaction to the downfall of some reality TV stars, which unfortunately leads some down a dark path”.

Patrick has played many iconic venues including Independent in Sunderland. But even with cancelled gigs due to the coronavirus, Patrick has been included in live streams on Facebook including the Munro Virtual Festival and Independent’s Live Stream Night on Facebook.

He has released music on Spotify and on iTunes, he has featured on BBC Music Introducing on BBC Radio Newcastle and his latest track Hollywood was recently played on BBC Radio 6.

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Written by Imogen Holland

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