New year, new band? Such is the philosophy of local lo-fi upstarts Good Doom, who released their first EP and played their first show on January 1st, 2016. With a few former members of Danger Ron & the Spins in their thralls, the group is coming out the gate with a refreshing sound on this first release, Naps, drawing influence from the likes of Stereolab and Broadcast, and pairing the dreamy and the noisy in a wonderful way. We asked a few questions to band members Tony and Katie to help familiarize our listeners with the grooviest new band of the year.
How did Good Doom form?
Tony: I was strolling through the park, and I really needed a new band.
Katie: Tony made a master plan, I think it's safe to say we were all intrigued.
Where did the name come from?
Tony: It's basically a near rip from UK band "Good Shoes". Plus, J.R.R. Tolkien interchanges the words 'doom' and 'destiny' and I read books.
What's the appeal of playing with Good Doom compared to all your other bands?
Tony: My other bands broke up or I was kicked out, I can't remember which. This is all I've got going for me.
Katie: We're playing with the idea of chaos and form, it's a common approach, but a good one.
What do you think you've learned from past bands that you can now apply to Good Doom?
Kony: "Who can you trust to represent your art?"
How long had you been playing together before your big premiere and EP release on New Years?
Tony: One cycle of the moon, but our spirits have been entwined since they came out of the volcano.
Katie: A month.
When you google "Good Doom Band" you get a lot of lists of the best doom metal albums of all time; how are you planning on beating those out on the results page?
Tony: It doesn't matter, as long as the bands themselves aren't called "Good Doom"…..are they?
Katie: Google isn't our friend quite yet.
Visit thier Bandcamp to download the full EP.