Vancouver’s indie rock collective GOODWOOD ATOMS – expertly comprised of Francis Hooper (vocals, guitar), Joey Pooley (bass, vocals), Dawson Verboven (guitar, FX), and Justin Banmann (drums) – is releasing their brand new self-titled EP today, and Impose has your first listen.
A six track wonder – though one of those tracks isn’t available in the U.S. -, Goodwood Atoms is like stepping into a beautiful, kaleidoscope universe of sound. From first track “Tropic Chill”, there is an established, relaxed mood the the EP. (I mean, you read the title of the track, right?) “Wonder” comes off instrumentally as intense elevator music until the vocals hit, and then the beat takes over and you feel your hips swaying like you’re dancing in a club on a tropical vacation.
That’s the way this music makes you feel. It’s enigmatic, entrancing, and absolutely a necessity for the coming warmer months.
Says the band, “This self-titled EP is the first of two EP’s we are releasing in the next two months. They’re a journey through the different sides of our collective personality as a band. Some of the songs are more lush and grand, some intimate and introspective, and others experimental & dreamy.”
March 25 – Vancouver, BC @ The Juniper Room
March 29 – Jasper, AB @ The Legion
March 30 – Edmonton, AB @ The Mercury Room
March 31 – Calgary, AB @ The Gateway
April 1 – Lethbridge, AB @ The Owl
April 22 – Toronto, ON, @ The Drake Underground (CMW Showcase)
April 23 – Guelph, ON @ Silence
April 24 – Cornwall,ON @ La Maison
April 25 – Montreal, QC @ Divan Orange
April 26 – Victoriaville, QC @ Fondation Phénix
April 27 – Ottawa, ON @ Mercury Lounge
April 28 – Kingston, ON @ The Mansion
April 29 – Peterborough, ON @ The Garnet
May 13 – Vancouver, BC @ The Cobalt (EP Release Party)
Keep up with GOODWOOD ATOMS here.