Seven-Song Mini-Album Features Tracks From Electronic Dark-Pop Act’s
Two Buzzed-About U.K. Ep’s
New York, NY – Already a buzzed-about name in their native U.K., London-based synth-noir pop trio The Good Natured will make its debut Stateside with the release of an exclusive seven-song mini-album, entitled Skeleton, on October 11th, 2011, on Astralwerks. The collection features three tracks from The Good Natured’s 2010 EP Be My Animal (“Be My Animal,” “Prisoner,” and “Your Body Is A Machine”) and three tracks from 2011’s Skeleton EP (“Skeleton,” “Wolves,” and “The Hourglass”), plus a bonus remix of “Skeleton” by London production duo NFIFTYFIVE.
The Good Natured – Skeleton
The songs included on Skeleton showcase the melodic gifts and sexually charged, emotive lyrics of frontwoman Sarah McIntosh, a striking 20-year-old who taught herself to play keyboards as a teenager after salvaging an old Yamaha synth from her grandmother’s house. Inspired by her parents’ Siouxsie and the Banshees, Depeche Mode, and Tears for Fears albums, McIntosh recruited her guitarist brother Hamish McIntosh, and a friend, drummer George Hinton, to launch The Good Natured.
The band honed its Gothic-tinged electronic pop smarts on three self-produced early releases, 2008’s Warriors, 2009’s Your Body Is A Machine, and 2010’s Be My Animal, which attracted the interest of Swedish producer Patrik Berger (Robyn). Berger invited McIntosh to Sweden to record and the results led to The Good Natured signing with Regal/Parlophone in the UK.
The first release for the label was the Skeleton EP, which took its inspiration from escapism, desire and emotions laid bare. “The song ‘Skeleton’ was inspired by an emotional vulnerability,” Sarah says. “It’s about being in a relationship where you feel quite stripped down because someone knows you so well. ‘Hourglass’ is about a relationship that’s about to end, and uses the hourglass as a metaphor. ‘Wolves’ is about escaping daily routines and entering a fantasy world. The wolves aren’t necessarily literal, they’re more metaphors for the things people do to escape everyday life.”
“There are so many talented songwriters out there at the moment,” Sarah continues. “It’s amazing to be able to release our music in a landscape like this. We hope to bring a darker sensibility to pop with our music.”
In the U.S., The Good Natured has electrified crowds with their energetic performances at SXSW and been featured on such tastemaker blogs as AOL’s Spinner and Arjan Writes. Here’s what critics have been saying:
“A compelling new talent” – The Sunday Times
“A talented and passionate force to be reckoned with”- The Fly
“Swirling, exciting synth pop” – The Times (London)
“An exciting prospect indeed” – Artrocker
“This is how pop should be done” – Time Out (London)
The band plans to play select dates during the CMJ Festival in October with further U.S. dates this Fall. Details to be announced soon. Keep an eye on http://www.thegoodnatured.co.uk for upcoming tour info.
Download “Wolves” for free: http://www.facebook.com/thegoodnatured
Watch “Skeleton” video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hd90W09MuVU
Watch “Be My Animal” video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EdjLlzbkihY
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Source- Permanent Press