GoodBooks - Leni
Bill Cummings 12/11/2006
GoodBooks will release their new single, Leni, on 4 December through Columbia Records. The single, available on CD and 10" vinyl, also features 2 new tracks, The Butcher (We All Fear For You) and Like Humphrey Bogart. Watch the video here:
The band recently completed a national co-headline tour with Fields, and will play three dates supporting The Magic Numbers in November as well as a headline tour of their own in early December:
Tues 28 Brighton Dome (with The Magic Numbers)
Weds 29 Leeds University (with The Magic Numbers)
Thurs 30 Birmingham Academy (with The Magic Numbers)
Fri 1 Manchester Night & Day
Sat 2 Nottingham Stealth
Sun 3 Leicester Charlotte
Mon 4 Sheffield Leadmill
Wed 6 Liverpool Barfly
Thurs 7 London Water Rats
Thurs 21 Tunbridge Wells Forum
Formed in early 2005, GoodBooks' early releases (the Valves & Robots EP on Stitch-Up in June 2005 and Walk With Me on Transgressive in April 2006) rapidly cemented their reputation as one of the UK's most promising new bands, and led to the NME including them in their list of 10 bands to look out for in 2006. Signing to Columbia Records in early summer 2006, they released a download only single, Turn It Back, in August, and have performed alongside the likes of Art Brut, Mystery Jets and The Young Knives.
Citing the likes of Kraftwerk, XTC, Pulp and Hot Chip as influences, the band are currently finalising plans for their debut album which will be released in the early part of 2007.