GoodBooks formed in January 2005. The music is nimble and fresh, with influences ranging from Kraftwerk to Pulp to Hot Chip. The strong vocal harmonies and quirky synth lines polish up a sound that the band call quite simply "us" - The Times helpfully called it "literate, avowedly untutored clatter".
Their self-released EP 'Valves & Robots' created a penguin stir among all who heard it, and has now sold out. Supporting Art Brut in August was followed just a few weeks later by a support for the Magic Numbers in Gothenburg, Sweden, at the request of the Magic Numbers themselves.
After a barrage of press and radio at the start of 2006, d?but single ‘Walk With Me’ will be coming out on the 3rd of April as a one-off on London’s Transgressive Records. A UK tour will follow in April, taking the live show well and truly outside the M25.