AGAINST THE GRAIN FESTIVAL: 

GOOD BOY

It’s been a big couple of years for Good Boy. In December 2015, the Brisbane via Bundberg indie garage punk 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. In only their second year as a band, Good Boy 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 was a evolution on the sound of their first release with lead single “Poverty Line” being added to triple j high rotation and becoming a youth anthem all over the country. 

After touring with Japandroids and ending 2016 in style playing Festival Of The Sun and Falls Festival, Good Boy went from strength to strength in 2017. They toured with The Creases in March, released a split 7 inch with Melbourne wunderkind Jarrow in April featuring brand new single “Braap”, played a national sold out tour with Skegss and opened for Grinspoon’s 20 year anniversary tour of “Guide To Better Living” as well playing Splendour In The Grass and Yours & Owls. To cap off the year, Good Boy released their latest EP “Shirk Life” through Barely Dressed Records, a poignant look at life an early 20 something year old living in Brisbane in 2017. It is mature, it is funny, it is political and it’s really bloody good. It’s been a big couple of years for Good Boy, and from the looks of things it’s only going to get bigger.

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