It's been a while since we have run our Act of the Month promotion due to issues beyond our control and in fact, this will be our first featured artist for 2015! We are very glad to be back in the front seats of the bus!
Everyone knows we love independent music, but these guys make it even easier to love. So without further ado, may we present to you, goodbyemotel!
Currently performing and based out of Brooklyn, N.Y. They were voted as our Band of the Month by a panel of industry professionals, radio station and blogger site owners.
While we work out more details with goodbyemotel, please enjoy our feature of a number of things by goodbyemotel:
March 19th, goodbyemotel attended SXSW in Austin, TX in which they performed 4 showcases for Balcony TV, LiveVibe, and Sounds Australia. They also shared the stage with acts Mini Mansions (members of Queens of The Stone Age). Hamish Anderson, and Delta Riggs. Currently, they are working on their next music video and we will share that with you when it releases.
Please check back weekly for more about goodbyemotel during the month of April.
Diana MusicBiz writes, "I've been a fan since I heard their song on 'Gossip Girl', and saw them at a CMJ Showcase, even though they are not natives, they have a true NY sound, they are what an Indie band should be."
Huffington Post (U.S.), "goodbyemotel are so good they don’t need to capitalize their band name… on the cusp of stardom"
Direct Current Music, "We knew right off that we wanted to share goodbyemotel’s 'Set It Off' with our radio friends. The graceful, cinematic rock bulging with gritty and grounded guitar riffs and massively hooky chorus harmonies herald the Australian quintet's Coldplay, Radiohead, Death Cab For Cutie and U2 influences. On this, their third EP to accompany one full-length, goodbyemotel crafts melodic indie rock — arty and accessible — that should be easily expandable for what will likely be a need for future arena-sized stages."
goodbyemotel will be performing the MOVE festival on April 24th.
The band will be supporting The Dø in Boston at The Brighton Music Hall on June 7th.
Currently, they are working on their next music video and we will share that with you when it releases.
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goodbyemotel, all one word, started in 2009 in Melbourne, Australia. Their self-titled debut album was recorded in a beach house on the Victorian Great Ocean Road and the first single "Watching you" won a song competition in the US which was featured in the "End child slavery" national TV and MTV campaigns. The bands second EP "end/play" was recorded in an old church converted into a studio in Melbourne with producer Kalju Tonuma (Crowded House, Evermore)
Fronted by 23 year old Swedish singer/guitarist, Gustaf Sjodin Enstrom, along with Aussies Tom Marks, Scott Pioro, David Schmidt and New Yorker Paul Amorese. They spent 2012 based in New York writing and recording their new album "IF" with producer Kevin Killen (U2, Peter Gabriel, Kate Bush) mixed by Ken Thomas (M83, Sigur Ros) and engineered by Andy Baldwin (Cat Empire, Bjork). Special guests on the record include, Gerry Leonard (David Bowie) Henry Hay (George Michael) and Tony Levin (John Lennon, Lou Reed) for some contributions to the album. "IF"s cover art was done by Storm Thorgerson, the album designer who created album sleeves for most of Pink Floyd’s catalogue including the iconic "Dark side of the moon". After listening to their music and meeting the band, he felt compelled to do goodbye motel’s artwork for the album. "IF" would be one of the last great works by Storm as he lost his battle to cancer in 2013.