In the Post #43: Good Shoes

By on Friday, 18th December 2009 at 2:00 pm

Morden, London based Good Shoes have done it again with their new single, out 11 January on Brille Records. The foursome, consisting of Rhys Jones (vocals/guitar), Thomas Jones (drums), Stephen Leach (lead guitar) and William Church (bass), have been gaining momentum ever since Steve Lamacq and Zane Lowe played the band’s demos on their radio programmes ahead of the release of their debut album, ‘Think Before You Speak’ (2007).

‘Under Control’ will be the first single from the band’s forthcoming album, ‘No Hope, No Future,’ due out early next year. The track is an upbeat, guitar-driven pop track vaguely reminiscent of Foals (think ‘Cassius’), although the music isn’t quite as intricate. With its driving beat and simple, repetitive lyrics, it will have you moving your hips and singing along in no time! Sample lyrics include “your lips on lips / that taste salty skin / and her muscles tense / as I tighten my grip“, perhaps explaining the charmingly strange video featuring female bodybuilders.


Good Shoes will be on tour throughout Europe in January and February 2010. The single ‘Under Control’ will be released on 11th January 2010 and will be the first single from their new album, ‘No Hope, No Future’, due out 25 January. Click here for TGTF’s previous post with information about the band’s album release parties in late January to take place in London.

Written by: Mary Beth Howard

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