The Gooch Palms Talk Relentless Touring and Chasing Aliens in Texas
In 2015, Leroy and Kat reckon they played about 130 gigs. Schedules don’t get much heavier than that for touring musicians, especially since they were doing everything DIY. This meant the two-piece were booking and managing their own tours, making and selling their own merch, doing their own PR and doing a shit-load of driving. It was a lifestyle of highways, hotels and roadside diners punctuated by high-energy live shows. Two years later, the workload caught up with Leroy. “I lost my shit in Bordeaux in France, on tour,” Leroy laughs.