Josh Goddard found his first love, Motown, before he had even picked up an instrument. At a young age Josh was introduced to his main influences. Ray Charles, Sam Cooke and Otis Redding records would be played throughout his childhood and have lived with him to this point. As Goddard began to gain an understanding of songwriting, he started his career in the fertile Mancunian scene. Driven by the ambition that Josh is known for, as a young musician he would play as often as he could to as many, and to as few, people as possible.
After the release of his single, ‘Sunday Sun’, Josh has been working on his debut EP. Featuring four new tracks that were recorded in Parr Street Studios. Of the EP Josh, says: “I wrote the EP at a time where I was hoping to bring out the pop sensibilities I rely on as a writer, but I also wanted to retain the authentic soul sound that my earlier release has showcased.” The Stumble EP sees Josh continue a similar style that featured on, ‘Sunday Sun’. Whilst both the title-track, ‘Stumble’, and, ‘On My Mind’ are drawn-down affairs similar to his prior release, both, ‘Roll With Me’, and, ‘Hear My Cry’, exude a fun sound that Josh is yet to be known for. Fresh, exciting, whilst also retaining an authentic soul sound, the Stumble EP is set for a late-2018 release