With two singles geared and ready to be released we got to speak with Birmingham Duo The Good Water about their favourite albums and places to play!
First things first how did you come to be?
We met at music college some 10 years ago now. I remember we were asked to compose a piece for a hypothetical Wagon Wheel advert. We clicked over said circular confectionery and have been writing music together ever since.
What genre of music would you say you play?
We’ve been dubbed as indie/psych/rhythm & blues – we’re pretty happy with that.
Which bands/artists do you take influences from?
Quite a number of different bands tickle our fancy, but if we had to narrow it down we’d have to say; Neu! / Tame Impala / Temples / Goat
Best venue you’ve ever played and why?
Well it’s not so much a venue, but Lunar Festival 2016 was a highlight for us. We’d only been “The Good Water” for about 9 months but we got such a great reception from everyone on the day. Can’t wait to see the festival return next year.
Best gig you’ve ever attended?
That’s a tough one but probably The Mars Volta back in 2008. Sweaty, noisy and messy – great gig.
A band you would most like to support and why?
If we can choose any band from any era it would be The Doors at the Whisky a Go Go back in ’66. Not just because it would have been great to see them live, but the after show party would have been mental.
A band that you would like to work with?
Working with a band like Goat would be ace. I think we would just jam for hours on end.
Top five albums you’ve ever heard?
Neu! – 1
Radiohead – In Rainbows
Goat – World Music
CAN – Ege Bamyasi
David Bowie – Aladdin Sane
Biggest accomplishment as a band/solo artist?
We spend some time over Christmas with Tim Felton (Broadcast) recording the next two singles. The tracks are almost finished and we’re both immensely proud of them, can’t wait for people to hear them but all in good time.
What’s next in the pipeline?
As we mentioned we’ve got two new singles almost ready to go. But until then we’ve got a few gigs to keep us busy. The first is 23rd March at The Sunflower Lounge with King Salami and the Cumberland Three – that’ll be a mad night, one not to be missed.
Thankyou for taking the time to take on the 10 questions guys, be sure to support the band on their quest!
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