Originally posted on Noise Cannon: http://noisecannon.com/2014/12/18/goodbye-stranger/
If you can’t decide between indie and electronica, London four-piece Goodbye Stranger could be the new band to help you out. Their soft style of Indie Synth-pop holds promises of dynamic melodies delivered in a delicate manner with a striking undertone.
Latest single ‘Cave’ blends sharp riffs with bouncing electronic tones, alongside dreamy vocals, growing bigger with every listen. Their influences of 80s shoegaze sounds shine through, yet it sits very much with the music of this decade; probably down to key inspirations coming both from bands like New Order and modern indie bands such as RUFUS and Peace; “We love to have a youthful, dance-y feel to our music but we also aim to have a more considered, deeper meaning as well”. Drawing inspirations from other bands new and old is all well and good, however Goodbye Stranger also make a point that simply working together as a unit and feeding off each other is a key source of inspiration; “in a way that is what allows us to make a song the best it can be”.
So what is on the band’s agenda? To get signed, make an album and ultimately, tour. “We started out as just playing and having fun with friends but last year we started taking things seriously and worked hard at writing and crafting our sound. Now we have our first studio single and we want to take it as far as it can go”. As it happens Goodbye Stranger have another single recorded ready for the new year and are making plans to organise more live shows, so keep your eyes peeled for this indietronica quartet, they may just be your new favourite.