Blending feel good indie rock and slow burning electronic, Goodwood Atoms are an exciting new band hailing from across the pond. Having just dropped their stunning EP “Place”, an instantly uplifting and wildly catchy four track EP, we wanted to know more so got the Vancouver guys to tell us all about the songs that inspired them…
Playlist: Goodwood Atoms
The Vancouver quartet on the songs they love.
Paul McCartney – “Temporary Secretary”
This is off of McCartney II. It has a cool arpeggiated synth and drum machine loop to start the song that hits that 80’s cheapo deluxe feeling for us. In some ways reflective of some of the tones we got in “Dreaming About”.
New Order – “Age Of Consent”
The bass line and feel of this song is amazing. We’re inspired by the pocket the bass and drums get into throughout the whole track.
Gardens & Villa – “Black Hills”
The vocal tone and reverbs on the vocals and guitars are lush and pretty. The overall mix of this track is amazing.
Kurt Vile – “Blackberry Song”
The vocal melodies and beautiful yet simple guitar progressions he writes are something we try to aspire to.
Royal Canoe – “Today We’re Believers”
We love the idea of mixing electronic elements with more raw sounds, something that Royal Canoe really nail with this track.
Radiohead – “Sit Down Stand Up”
The cinematic feel of this song in addition to the slow build into the crescendos is the sort of feel we wanted to hit with “Into The Bay”.
Bonobo – “Figures”
This song is dreamy and chill with a beauty mix of sounds. The percussion elements really shine through here making the track super lush.
Mutemath – “Odd Soul”
The drum grooves in this song are INSANE. Darren King is a huge influence for Justin, our drummer.