(Review from RingMaster Review @Zykotika)
If a song has you ‘doo doo be dooing’ within seconds on the very first listen, you know it is doing something right. In Our Parents Eyes does that and more, the new single from singer/songwriter Nish Goyal one boisterously and seriously magnetic slice of indie/folk revelry. There is also a scent of punk to the song’s highly flavoursome stroll which again simply adds to its rousing prowess.
Hailing from Chester and of Indian heritage, Goyal graduated in law and briefly worked in The City as a legal advisor before moving to Frankfurt to take up a stockbroking job. From his early years though, music was a major part of his life and in 2011 Nish quit his day job and immersed himself in his music. Initially mastering the piano,over time he navigated to the guitar and bass with his music breeding fresh textures and avenues to explore. A debut album called A Little Validation was followed by The Hedonist EP before last year the eight-track EP, The Rage was released to great responses. A pair of singles in Get Started and Save the Day only enticed more attention alongside a live presence which has seen Goyal play the likes of The Jacaranda, The Cavern, and appear at 2000 Trees Festival in Gloucestershire last summer; that followed by a tour across America where he played eleven shows in eight states.
Recently signing with the Portsmouth based indie label Coffee Jingle Records for his next album, scheduled for early this year, Goyal unveils its first rich temptation for it in the thrilling shape of In Our Parents Eyes. As mentioned, within less than a handful of breaths the song has voice and hips involved in its anthemic doo doos. A first strum of guitar provides the spark before becoming a persistent companion to a growing flirtation of rhythms and a net of spicy, slightly bluesy melodic enterprise which follows.
In voice Goyal is just as welcoming; his snappy delivery like an old mate ready to re-ignite fun whilst sharing the songwriter’s own experiences of growing up in the UK with Indian parents and the conflict rising within trying to be a musician whilst trying to please his family with a more academic career.
Like a mix of Glenn Hodge, Flogging Molly, and Billy Bragg, the track is a spirit raising, thought sparking romp which has all the qualities to nudge the name Nish Goyal towards bigger spotlights.
In Our Parents Eyes was released March 11th via Coffee Jingle Records.