The Gothenburg Address are David ‘Jeansy’ Jeans (drums), Rob Doig (bass), Chris Bathgate (guitar) and Luke Joyce (guitar). The band formed in June 2008 after Rob replied to a musicians wanted ad put out by Luke. Rob and Jeansy, who were in another local band, were both looking for something fresh to reignite their musical fires, and so The Gothenburg Address was born. After a few weeks rehearsals Chris, who had previously played alongside Jeansy in Arab Strap and The Zephyrs, came onboard to complete the line-up. Six weeks after their first rehearsal the band played a debut show at Bloc in Glasgow. Since then the band have graced the stage at many venues across Scotland including a triumphant appearance on the main stage in Glasgow’s George Square. The band have also had extensive radio play, were featured band of the week on XFM and have been named Radio 1 Unsigned Heroes; all on the back of only rough demos.
In January/ February 2009 the band finally entered the studio to record an EP which was released May 5th. The self titled debut album is out now.