IT has been a non-stop year for Southampton band, Brother Goose.

The five-piece launched their debut EP, Throwing Shapes last year and have ridden the crest of a wave as their fledgling career goes from strength to strength.

They even tasted Wembley glory earlier this year by recording the song, Brother in Arms, for eventual FA Vase winners, Sholing FC.

After an appearance at the Blissfields festival, near Winchester, last weekend, they are ready to launch their second EP, titled What’s What, at Lennon’s nightclub on Saturday.

Brother Goose formed three years ago and consists of friends Calum Lintott, Joshua Betteridge, Christopher Barlow, Joss Harvey and Joseph Ramsey.

Frontman and guitarist, Calum, told the Your Entertainment the band’s feet remain firmly on the ground despite such a successful year.

After missing out on the Road to Blissfields competition last year, the band were surprised to win the Southampton heat this time around – securing a slot at the festival on the Thursday night.

Calum said: “It has been a pretty non-stop year.

It is nice to be able to say we have played a major festival now. It was a really nice event and a good turnout.

“There are so many great bands in Southampton, so it was a bit of a surprise to win.”

What’s What sees the band changing style, moving away from the guitar-driven indie pop of the first record to a more dance-focused and anthemic effort, and Calum adds he cannot wait for people to hear the new material.

“It’s more of a progression from the first EP.”

“We’ve been recording with producer Luke Rigden at Southampton Solent University and we wanted to make the best out of it ourselves, giving it a more personal touch.

“We are definitely heading in the right direction.”

Calum also praised the Southampton music scene, which has been responsible for breakout artists such as Craig David and Band of Skulls.

Calum said: “The LP is the next goal and hopefully we will get heard by as many people as possible across the world.

“There are so many artists in Southampton doing well like Sean McGown and Dolomite Minor, who played at Glastonbury.

“I think everyone is there to support each other – there is no prejudice against any kind of music in Southampton.”

n Doors open at 9.30pm for the EP launch as part of the Psychedelia club night at Lennon’s. Support comes from Echo Park and The Pretty Visitors.