It’s been a big 12 months for Good Boy.
In December 2015, the three-piece’s debut single “Transparency” was added to high rotation on triple j and ended up 15th most-played song on the youth broadcaster. In January 2016, the band was announced as winners of the triple j unearthed Laneway Festival competition, opening the Brisbane Laneway main stage to a huge crowd. In March, they released their debut EP “No Love For Back Home” to a massive amount of love from critics and fans alike, playing to capacity crowds in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane on their EP launch tour. They also supported Viet Cong, Homeshake, British India, The John Steel Singers, Jonathan Boulet, Velociraptor, Palms, Northeast Party House plus more. All before the band was a year old.
Now in their second year as a band, Good Boy have already released their second EP, Plum. Recorded with Cam Smith at Incremental Records (Velociraptor, Deafcult) and mixed and mastered by Mikey Young (Eddy Current Supression Ring, Dick Diver), the new EP is a evolution on the sound of their first release. Lead single “Poverty Line” is a 3 minute 30 second exploration of what it is to be a young person living in Australia at the moment; living below the poverty line, where cost of living gets higher but wages stay the same. “Millie” is the heartbreaking story of burying a beloved family dog and “Ya Mum’s Ya Dad” is a cutting criticism of everyday life in Australia with possibly the lyric of the year; “Just wanna lead a normal life. Have a couple of kids, have a couple of wives.”
After touring with Japandroids and ending 2016 in style playing Festival Of The Sun and Falls Festival, Good Boy have no plans to slow down, releasing a split 7 inch with Melbourne wunderkind Jarrow in April featuring brand new single “Braap”. It’s gonna be one hell of a year.=
“Good Boy are prepping the needle for an impromptu stick ‘n’ poke that’ll turn out to be your favourite tattoo. They’re not just another band – they’re THE FUCKING BAND.”
– Ryan Saar, Soundly Sounds
“What a charming little pop song.”
– Dom Alessio, Triple J
– Zan Rowe, Triple
“You should get along to a show so you can say you discovered them way before everyone else.”
– [V] Music
“Good Boy are hurtling towards the front of the indie-pop scene with an unmistakable uniqueness.”
– Happy – 13th best song of the year for Transparency