The Good Gods! - Scrubbed up indy-pop with a wry grin and a dirty mind.
The Good Gods! have six legs, twenty four fingers and three hearts. Direct and indirect descendants of the Angryband, The Good Gods! came into being in the summer of 08’ though remain hidden for some months, only leaving the safety of the rehearsal room to forage for food, record and play the occasional gig. Their three hearts now beating in time to the rhythm of the inextricably talented Ed Seed, seem energized and improved. This new energy has acted as a spark of life which is given mass and texture by the nimble fingered David Hardy, on his ever evolving, uplifting yet grounding bass guitar. Leaving the mouth and mind of the beast to be supplied by the bespectacled Tom Hatred, who has been bubbling under the surface of the indie scene for sometime being called both an “anti-folk hero” in Dazed and Confused as well as a “new-folk starlet” in the NME, though it is with The Good Gods! he truly finds his voice, both literally and metaphorically.
Now fully formed and itching to go The Good Gods! are set to emerge from their rehearsal room chrysalis this Autumn with the release of their debut double Aside single on the Games Today record label. A jaunty and sometimes peculiar rockabilly number entitled The Heebie-Jeebies sits along side a remarkable and utterly transformed version of Robert Palmer's Addicted To Love, which even though is yet to be released has had Radio One’s Rob Da Bank describe it as “great”. With an album set to be released early next year and a UK tour in the pipeline expect to hear much, much more from The Good Gods! in the near future.
The single was launched at a packed Old Blue Last receiving rave reviews
“Addicted To Love will no doubt grab the band some attention (Mr Bestival, Rob Da Bank has already deemed the song “great” and Da Bank is not wrong) - The Good Gods are not another kooky electro band. Their brand of lyric-driven jaunty indie-folk has the much desired knack of vitalising the audience tonight as if it is the most natural thing in the world. They should not be taken for granted.” Youlikewelike.com