The Good Natured have announced that they will be the main support for Imagine Dragons on their up-coming UK tour.
Having spent most of 2012 working hard on their debut album, the first fruit from their labour of love will be the new song ‘5-HT”. The band have collaborated with experimental pop maverick Richard X, creating a 90’s rave-tinged, drum and bass-referencing dance floor anthem.
The band’s first single, the breath-taking ‘Skeleton’ has come to define The Good Natured. Produced by Swedish pop overload Patrik Berger (Robyn, Lana Del Rey, Those Dancing Days), it’s one song that got them signed and the song that marked the passage from Sarah’s early EP’s (Warriors; and ‘Your Body Is A Machine’) to the fully-fleshed sound of the band. Released in the UK and the USA in 2011, ‘Skeleton’ is a landmark song in the bands career so far. The band already have a fervent American fan-base, including the hugely influential Martin Kierszenbaun of Cherrytree Records (and Lady Gaga – Fame) who also manages the band.
For their debut album (due for release summer 2013) the band run the full pop gamut, channelling their influences both from the past and the present and creating something that feels completely fresh and relevant. Drawing inspiration from sex, love and fantasy – they twist these through their prism refracting them into fascinating imagery. The band revel in the bleaker aspects of human emotion, massive, joyful sky-scraping choruses abound, the strange juxtaposition of the two at the root of most great pop moments. As if creating a brilliant debut album wasn’t time-consuming enough, the band also made time earlier this year to work with electro-pop legend Vince Clark from Depeche Mode. Together they collaborated on a new song, the throbbing ‘Ghost Train’, which was included on an exclusive mix they made for BBC 6 Music.
It’s also their communal passion for playing live that feeds into the music they make, with choruses tailored for wide open spaces. In fact, such is her passion for playing live that during a gig in Liverpool Sarah broke her leg, which lead to their headline slot on the BBC Introducing Stage at Glastonbury becoming a unique event which featured Sarah hobbling around in her bright pink plaster cast but still delivering the songs with pure venom. Such is their burgeoning reputation as a live act they’ve been asked to support a hugely diverse range of acts – from The Kills and AlunaGeorge, to Oh Land and U.S. tearaway Ke$ha.
April 02 – Bristol Academy (Imagine Dragons support)
April 04 – Liverpool Academy 2 (Imagine Dragons support)
April 06 – The Garage, Glasgow (Imagine Dragons support)
April 08 – Manchester Club Academy (Imagine Dragons support)
April 09 – HMV Institute Birmingham (Imagine Dragons support)
April 11 – The Forum, London (Imagine Dragons support)