Demo of the Week: “I Wish I could Fly” by The G-O-D


The G-O-D are a three-piece band from Manchester, that stay loyal to it’s punk roots, whilst maintaining a contemporary and mutating sound. With  Chris Bridgett on vocals/guitar (Dub Sex, Rude Club), Si Wolstencroft on drums (The Fall, Ian Brown) and Karl Hildebrandt on bass, The G-O-D have all the musical credentials to spark up nostalgia, whilst drawing the crowds in both locally and further afar. With an EP  in the pipeline, The G-O-D have been busy in the studio as well as gaining a solid fan base after their recent sell out gigs. Playing at the Klondyke Club, Manchester on 20th February, The G-O-D, have quickly been making waves and their debut song, “I Wish I could Fly”, has been selected as my “Demo of the Week”.

With it’s unhinged delivery, “I Wish I could Fly” pogo  jumps with fierce urgency that throbs throughout  its  adrenaline infused veins.  It’s a brilliant track, whose angsty revolt takes you back to ’76, when music was fresh, raw and was an all-consuming experience. As a frontman, Bridgett is a cross between Mark E Smith and Black Francis whose dishevelled vocals command and elongate amongst the scrapey and choppy riffs. Along with Hildebrant’s murky bass and Wolstencroft’s robust beats, “I Wish I could Fly” reverberates amongst the fuzzy drones, reminding us what a good old dirty and uncompromising punk song should sound like.

Photo courtesy of Debbie Ellis