Here’s the official word issued by Bridge Nine Records:
Goodtime Boys have spent five years and multiple EPs, splits, and singles molding their melodic emotional hardcore sound into something that stands apart from their peers and predecessors, laying it all out on their first proper studio full-length. Though Rain is driven with an almost consistently aggressive thrust and unpredictably spastic inclinations, the band’s introspective exploration of loss, longing, and existential crises result in flashes of heartrending crescendos and gracefully woven atmosphere. While the album’s title seems to reference the doggedly overcast ether the band’s UK homeland usually brings to mind, its floral cover reminds us that the grayscale spectrum of cathartic sorrow can also result in colorful growth and beauty.
Rain is out May 20.
Check out the band’s upcoming tour dates below. More Goodtime Boys news coming soon.
24 Undertone, Cardiff
26 Santiago’s Bar, Leeds
28 Exchange, Bristol
29 Kraak Gallery, Manchester
30 Intake, Mansfield
31 Power Lunches, Dalston, London
01 Studio Bar, Penzance