Video of the Moment #283: The Good Gods!

By on Tuesday, 22nd June 2010 at 6:00 pm

As the summer sun blankets parts of the world with oppressive heat, what better song to listen to than the tale of a nasty, burned back? There’s no better at that moment than “Lying On Our Bright Red Backs” by a relatively new indie bunch dubbed The Good Gods!

The song itself is highly contagious, with a seemingly simple rhythm that drives the overall song into a tailspin of wonderment from front man and guitarist Tom Hatred (Yes, that is his name) who asks, “Will I ever get to see the sunshine? Or will I forever burn my back?”

Kicking off as a quirky slow-burner and then steadily building as a clear collision of both chaos and noise, Hatred’s vocal ability come out as something similar to Art Brut singer Eddie Argos, a comparison that is nothing short of excellent.

There’s more to come from this UK band, as an album is in the works for this autumn, when the sun is a little less harsh. For now though, enjoy this song of sunburnt woe.


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