The underground online post-pop band Goodbye is in a self-declared state of flux, a constant state of leaving and changing. Their new song ‘Ring’ is addictive and irregular in equal measure, unlike much you’ve heard before this song is a clash of twitchy electronic beats, mellow warble and sickly sweet choruses. With a fast beat and a series of discrete noises accumulating to a piece of abstract art that intrigues to say the least. Foot tapping and head nodding, it acts as wonderful white noise for the late night tumblr sessions or to get into a mood for a Skins (Series 1&2) type of evening. A sound somewhere between Cherry Glazerr and Yeasayer, Goodbye has created something wonderfully weird and addictive.
The video is the epitome of low-fi handheld filmmaking, set on a beach and in a dubious bunker with dubious attention to the white balance. The music is distinctive, they are separating themselves from industry standards as they give a fresh outlook on what they are producing. They offer the polarization of experience -you don’t need to have it all to have a good time, as artistically displayed with dodgy choreography in the basement. If you don’t get it, it’s probably one of those ‘had to be there’ experiences.
Words: Elli Weir.