Gonga (band)

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Gonga
Origin Bristol, United Kingdom
Genres Stoner metal
Years active 1998 – present
Labels Invada Records
Members George Elgie
Thomas Elgie
Latch Manghat
Past members William Smalley
Hugo Morgan
Hallam Kite
Joe Volk
Matt Williams
Peter Theobalds

Gonga is a heavy stoner rock band based in Bristol, UK,[1][2] formed in early 1998 by George Elgie, Thomas Elgie and William Smalley as Octane Bud. They were later joined by Joe Volk (vocals) in 2001 when the trio were offered their first gig at Shambala Festival.[3] They signed to Invada Records in 2002 and released their debut album in 2003. Smalley left the band in 2004 and was replaced by Hugo Morgan. Morgan then left and was replaced by Hallam Kite in January 2006.[3] The band recorded their second album, only for Kite to leave and be replaced by Peter Theobalds. In 2007 Volk left the band, was replaced by Matt Williams, who then left several months later.[4] Theobalds left a few months after that and was replaced by Latch Manghat on bass. They are currently an instrumental three-piece.[5]

Discography[edit]

Gonga has released two studio albums, two extended plays, and two singles.

Releases
Title Year Label Type Release format
Stratofortress / Untitled #1[6] 2003 Invada Records Single 7" / CD
Gonga[7] 2003 Invada Records Studio album CD
Mosquitoes / The Pomp[8] 2003 Invada Records Single 7"
From Under The Trees[9] 2004 Invada Records EP 12" / CD
Precession[10] 2007 Self released EP Digital
Transmigration[11] 2008 Invada Records Studio album CD

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gonga Album Review". Uncut. Retrieved 12 November 2012. 
  2. ^ Felt, Hunter (22 September 2004). "Gonga: Self-Titled". PopMatters. Retrieved 12 November 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Gonga". Rock Detector. Retrieved 12 November 2012. 
  4. ^ "Blues doom core". Clash. 8 April 2008. Retrieved 12 November 2012. 
  5. ^ "Gonga Biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 12 November 2012. 
  6. ^ "Gonga – Strato-Fortress". Discogs. Retrieved 12 November 2012. 
  7. ^ "Gonga - Gonga". Discogs. Retrieved 12 November 2012. 
  8. ^ "Gonga – Mosquitoes / The Pomp". Discogs. Retrieved 12 November 2012. 
  9. ^ "Gonga – From Under The Trees". Discogs. Retrieved 12 November 2012. 
  10. ^ "Precession EP". Bandcamp. Retrieved 12 November 2012. 
  11. ^ "Gonga – II: Transmigration". Discogs. Retrieved 12 November 2012.