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The Good Minus

The Good Minus are a three-piece art pop outfit from Melbourne. They are currently recording a full album of hits that will be released early 2019.

As if Grizzly Bear were covering the songs of Television, The Good Minus bring you their inimitable style of angular prog-pop. Matt Welch, David Kean and Stu Hazelman blend wildly different influences to create intricate arrangements, with three-part vocal harmonies and obscure, groove-laden time signatures.

The band members blend widely different influences to create intricate arrangements, featuring three-part vocal harmonies and obscure yet groove-heavy time signatures. These three instrument-swapping singers have each garnered over a decade of experience with artists such as The Hazelman Brothers, Cavanagh & Argus, and Fly South.

Track recorded and Mixed by David Kean at Tender Trap Studios
Mastered by AJ Bradford

Contact:
thegoodminusband@gmail.com
Website:
thegoodminus.com  
Social media:
https://www.facebook.com/thegoodminus/
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Wonderful

The Good Minus

The Good Minus release their new single - “Wonderful”

The Good Minus are a three piece art pop outfit from Melbourne. Their single “Wonderful” features intricate instrumentation, hypnotic melodies and three part vocal harmonies. It was recorded and mixed by the band’s bass player, David Kean, at Tender Trap Studios, and mastered by the world-renowned Greg Calbi of Sterling Sound, New York.
“Wonderful” was launched in Melbourne on June the 14th, 2018 at The Old Bar.
The song is distributed online through AWAL.

"The Aussie trio are onto a winner with their latest single." Mystic Sons

"Their latest single is Wonderful – an intricately woven piece with jangly guitars that twinkle amongst the trio’s harmonies." Ohestee

"(The Good Minus) have succeeded in creating a perfect indie song." We Love That Sound

“A gorgeous piece with faultless production and a great sonic mix of musicians… a stunning piece of work.” Ultraviolet

"Lush harmonies and Johnny Greenwood/ Radiohead-esque lead guitar parts." Divide and Conquer Music

“Post-rock or math rock…. you'll gather within a few seconds that these are intricate arrangements that suggest a cerebral mind behind them… folky voices emerged and did nothing to knock the gracious momentum off its stride. A strong live presence going by this showing, a real band in the throes of creation.” Mp3Hugger

The Good Minus are:
Matt Welch- Vocals, Guitar
Stu Hazelman- Vocals, Drums
David Kean- Vocals, Bass, Mandolin

As if Grizzly Bear were covering the songs of Television, The Good Minus bring you their inimitable style of angular prog-pop. Matt Welch, David Kean and Stu Hazelman blend wildly different influences to create intricate arrangements, with three-part vocal harmonies and obscure, groove-laden time signatures.
Matt Welch, Dave Kean and Stu Hazelman blend widely different influences to create intricate arrangements, featuring three-part vocal harmonies and obscure yet groove-heavy time signatures. These three instrument-swapping singers have each garnered over a decade of experience with artists such as The Hazelman Brothers, Cavanagh & Argus, and Fly South. Their new single, “Wonderful” will be released later this year.

www.facebook.com/thegoodminus/

Recorded and Mixed by David Kean at Tender Trap Studios
Mastered by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound, New York.
Art work by Lauren Fahey
Title Text by Mick Hazelman
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releases March 30, 2018
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After some great gigs in October and November we're heading into Tender Trap Studio in December to begin recording our full album.  Will aim to be finished recording and mixing early 2019.

October/November- gigs and recording  

We had a great gig at The Stringybark Festival on the weekend (21st of October) and are looking forward to our two last shows for the year.  Sunday the 28th of October at the Post Office Hotel, Coburg 4pm and Sunday the 25th of November at The Retreat Hotel, Brunswick 8pm.  Both shows are free and we are looking forward to playing with some great support acts at both shows.  

In December we've organised to go into the studio and record 7 new tracks to finish our album.  Exciting! :)

July 2018 

We've been working on a new song that Dave wrote called Shadow Lover.  We'll be premiering it at our next show on July the 19th at The Pinnacle. 

You can hear a sample of us practising it on our Music page. 

We're also excited to be playing with David Cosma in July and Canary in October.  

Below is a link to our July gig at The Pinnacle, Fitzroy. 

https://www.facebook.com/events/1423710657730764/

The Single, "Wonderful"

"Wonderful" was launched on June the 14th at The Old Bar Melbourne with support sets from J. Walker (Machine Translations) and Chris Pickering Experiment. 

"(The Good Minus) have succeeded in creating a perfect indie song.” 

- We Love That Sound 

“A gorgeous piece with faultless production and a great sonic mix of musicians… a stunning piece of work.” - Ultraviolet 

"Lush harmonies…. Johnny Greenwood/Radiohead-esque lead guitar parts.” 

- Divide and Conquer Music  

“Post-rock or math rock…. you'll gather within a few seconds that these are intricate arrangements that suggest a cerebral mind behind them… folky voices emerged and did nothing to knock the gracious momentum off its stride. A strong live presence going by this showing, a real band in the throes of creation.” 

- Mp3Hugger

 

Shows

We've got two exciting shows coming up plus some festivals later this year and early next year.  We're really looking forward to playing with David Cosma in July and Canary in October.