NEW ALBUM Hope is made of steel OUT NOW


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Hope Is Made of Steel is the third full-length album from Northcote, the moniker of Canadian songwriter Matt Goud. The album arrives September 2015 and is an exciting step forward for the hard working artist. 2014 saw Goud and his band mates build their audience around the world with over 160 shows throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and the UK. The new record reflects Northcote's punk rock and folk influences while sonically embracing the rock sound that they have developed through 18 months of near constant touring on the road.

“When I was putting together songs for this record, I wanted to pursue the ones that didn't feel necessarily like Northcote-type songs.” Goud says. There was a big batch that I knew could work and that could fit well with the other records, but I wanted to pursue the material that felt surprising and challenging to me. The record feels vulnerable in that way and reflects some of the experiences I have had in life and from all the touring we have done.”

Hope Is Made of Steel confirms emphatically that Northcote has emerged from a coffee house singer/songwriter into something more fleshed out and fierce. Following years of solo touring around the world, Goud and his band mates Stephen McGillivray (guitar), Mike Battle (bass) and Derek Heathfield (drums) ventured together on Northcote’s European headlining tour and in the Spring of 2015 the same group supported New Jersey icons The Gaslight Anthem on a five-week tour across North America. Northcote’s larger scale full band tours of the past months have foreshadowed Hope Is Made Of Steel, which is forged by Americana-rock electric guitar and soulful hard-hitting rock drums. The album is produced by Vancouver-based producer Dave Genn, with contributions from producer Gavin Brown.

"I’ve been touring solo or with various arrangements for almost seven years and I’m in a place where I want to start playing more electric guitar, feeling that energy and freedom you get with playing the songs loud and with the band. With this record it is a priority for me to bring a more dynamic show on the road."

Northcote - Your Rock & Roll Single

Northcote - Covers Series


  • November/December 2016 - 25+ date European co-headline tour with Jon Snodgrass/Drag The River
  • June 2016 - 25+ date headline tour across Canada with support from Jordan Klassen and Josiah & The Bonnevilles (Vagrant)
  • February/March 2016 - 20+ dates across Canada supporting Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls
  • October 2015 - 25 dates across Canada supporting The Glorious Sons
  • September 2015 - Main Stage performance at the 2015 Toronto Urban Roots Festival
  • August 2015 - Confirmed for two weeks of headline touring, anchored by performances at Frequency Festival in Austria and alongside w/Chuck Ragan as direct support
  • June 2015 - direct support on 10 dates in the US & Canada with Tim Barry (including an album launch headline show in Toronto at Lee's Palace)
  • February/March 2015 w/The Gaslight Anthem - direct support on 22 dates across North America (1000-3500 cap)
  • November/December 2014 w/The Broilers - direct support on 5 dates in Germany, Switzerland and Austria (1200-3000 cap)
  • November/December 2014 Headline - 23 dates across the UK and Europe (150-400 cap)
  • November 2014 w/Twin Forks - direct support on 15 dates across Canada (400-600 cap)
  • September 2014 w/The Gaslight Anthem & Against Me! - flown in as special support for their Toronto show at Sound Academy (3000 cap)
  • October 2014 w/Austin Lucas - direct support on 30 dates across the United States (100-300 cap)
  • May/June 2014 w/Chuck Ragan - direct support on 25 dates across the UK and Europe (400-1500 cap)
  • April 2014 - Pirate Satellite Radio Festival in Stuttgart, GER (2013 performance as well)
  • January-April 2014 w/Dave Hause - direct support on over 30 dates across the US and co-headline on 12 dates across Canada (150-600 cap)
  • October 2013 w/Lindi Ortega - direct support on a handful of dates in Southern Ontario (300-500 cap)
  • Toured over 100 dates per year in Canada in 2011, 2012 and 2013 on previous releases




Management & Canadian Label - Ian Stanger at Black Box

European Label - Charlie Caplowe at Xtra Mile Recordings

Booking - Adam Kreeft at United Talent Agency