Good times for band Good Boy

ROBERT THORNTON

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From left: Tom Lindeman, Stu Mckenzie and Rian King performing at the Elephant Hotel in Brisbane. Photo: Robert Thornton

Brisbane band Good Boy have just released a new single ‘Fishing With a Shotgun’.

The Brisbane three-piece band are currently touring in Australia showcasing their ‘Plum’ EP, which was released last year.

This year the band has played to sell-out crowds along the east coast, and also at several festivals, including Splendour in the Grass.

This time round, they’re touring with Hockey Dad, a two-piece band from Windang, New South Wales.

Good Boy drummer Stu Mckenzie said so far touring has been tiring but enjoyable for everyone in the band.

“It can get pretty draining, but it’s good being on tour with the Hockey Dad boys – they’re keen to do stuff during the day, like go to the beach, look around and just hang out,” Mr Mckenzie said.

“Everyone has their few hours a day when they’re a bit salty, but that’s all part of it.”

At the conclusion of the tour the band hopes to keep themselves busy playing shows and writing music for the remainder of 2017. 

“We’ll finish the tour, then we have a few more little shows here and there, then we’ll look to tour again by the end of the year, and hopefully write more music in that time,” Mr Mckenzie said.

In the last few years Good Boy have developed a following around Australia.

Mckenzie attributes part of their success they have had to the help they’ve had from other local musicians.

“We’ve done a lot of support for other bands over the past few months, and that’s helped get our name out there, as well as helped us deal with crowds,” Mr Mckenzie said.

“Our fans seem to relate to our music as well, especially in songs like ‘Poverty Line’.

The band will wrap up their tour in mid September, after playing to crowds in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Adelaide and Brisbane, as well as many rural centres.

 

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