Geese’s Gus Green and Foster Hudson on turning dad rock influences into their urgent NY post-punk guitar sound

(Image credit: Pooneh Ghana)

New York post-punks Geese made a big splash in 2021 with their debut album Projector – frenetic, full of energy, with two tangled guitars at the centre of every song, via the unorthodox partnership of Gus Green and Foster Hudson.

The band started out as high school friends who were just “screwing around”, according to Gus, who says of Projector: “There’s a lot of youthful energy in the record. We were in high school and just doing our thing. And we’re still babies, we’re still only 19.”

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Ellie Rogers

Since graduating university with a degree in English, Ellie has spent the last decade working in a variety of media, marketing and live events roles. As well as being a regular contributor to Total Guitar, MusicRadar and, she currently heads up the marketing team of a mid-scale venue in the south-west of England. She started dabbling with guitars around the age of seven and has been borderline obsessed ever since. She has a particular fascination with alternate tunings, is forever hunting for the perfect slide for the smaller-handed guitarist, and derives a sadistic pleasure from bothering her drummer mates with a preference for “f**king wonky” time signatures.