GOODTIME After a four year hiatus (and a design degree under his belt) GOODTIME (aka John Cowhie) emerged from the fog and started to write and record his new album. A year and a half later, The Colours Of Darkness was born. Recorded in various locations and mixed with long time collaborator Glenn Keating and featuring Richie Egan (Jape) on bass and Ross Turner (I Am The Cosmos/Lisa Hannigan) on drums. The record is full of dynamic hooks, atmospheric washes, soothing melodies mixed with his trademark poetic lyrics. There is a significant change to the sound of this new album. The record drives like nothing Cowhie has done before and shows a new side to the GOODTIME sound.
The taster earlier in the year of the free single One Shot, was reminicent of Cowhie’s earlier folk material blended with haunting psychedelic pop. But from the opening track and subsequent new single “Behind This Sun” you already feel you are entering new territory. John explains that the record was not intentionaly made to be a shift in style but that the way he went about writing the songs was different. Most of the tracks on The Colour Of Darkness began with the bass & drums, rythmically that is what makes this album what it is.
Tour dates: 22 Mar – Bourkes Bar, Limerick w/ Somadrone 23 Mar – Roisin Dubh, Galway w/ I Am The Cosmos 24 Mar – The Unitarian Church, Dublin w/ Si Schroeder
UMACK & DOLITTLE present GOODTIME + Very special guest : Si Schroeder The Unitarian Church, March 24th Followed by After Show Party in The Parlour Bar, Whelan’s w/ DJ Set By Ships Tickets available from www.tickets.ie & Ticketmaster outlets nationwide
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