BE GOOD – Nightbus – 20th October, 2017
Communion Singles Club –
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BE GOOD are a quartet from Oxford making awkward pop music for midnightwalks and dancing in the nude. Taking inspiration from sources as disparate as Parliament and Frank Ocean, their new single Nightbus is the third and penultimate release on Communion Singles Club of 2017.
Ash Cooke (guitar/vocals) and Charlie Clark (drums) originally met at a ceramics evening-class, but it wasn’t long until they had begun spending their evenings recording together in a shared house in the east of the city. The line-up was completed by synth player James Cunning (a customer in the café Clark was working at) and bassist Patrick Burley (a mutual friend they tried to impress through repeated gig invites)
Previous single It’s Cool But It Ain’t You released via boutique label Kitsuné garnered critical praise with Dots And Dashes comparing their “contemporary RNB glint” to the likes of Kindness and NZCA/LINES.
New single Nightbus is an ode to youth and awakened sexuality, all set through the prism of the most British of romantic spots: the night bus. Cooke’s falsetto, half innocence/half lust, tempting the listener to join him for a ride “it’s late do you wanna go cruising, are you tired of getting off to bad music?”
BE GOOD are band whose textured slow-jams and confident arrangements make them an act to watch in the coming months.
This year’s Singles Club releases are available to buy as a subscription from communionmusic.co.uk (for £20, which also includes a poster of the year’s singles, at the end of the year), as well as standalone vinyl releases, and of course on all digital platforms.