Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop, Rock


Sounds like

The Cure, Middle Kids, Alvvays


band members

Timothy Hinchey Jorden Mckenzie Thomas Fleming Taleah Hinchey Michael Russell


Influences

The Cure, Death Cab for Cutie


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Bio

Hailing from the sunburned streets of Newcastle, Not Good Not Bad play a colourful introspective bop that will move you (emotionally and to the dance floor). Drawing influences from seminal Emo acts like Death Cab For Cutie, beloved Dream-Pop outfits like The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, hardcore punk as well as musical theatre, Not Good Not Bad blur the conventions of genre into a sound that is truly their own. Made up of four close friends who had never played their respective instruments in a band before, their output is rich with sticky hooks, depth of emotion and danceable grooves. With two luscious self-recorded and mixed EP’s already under their belt (2018’s “EP” and 2019’s “Seasons”), as well as a slew of local performances, Not Good Not Bad have cemented themselves as an exciting fixture in the Newcastle music scene. Making use of soaring synths, dual vocals, stick-in-your-head-for-years lead lines, pounding drums and lyrics that address a wide array of themes from mental health, new beginnings and escapism, Not Good Not Bad create a rich sonic buffet for the listener to get lost in.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFVr6Bxe0TI

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

04 Sep 2020

Triple J
35

this one took me carefully by the hand at the start and by the end i was totally sold. a great build, plenty of heart, it's a great mix!

this one took me carefully by the hand at the start and by the end i was totally sold. a great build, plenty of heart, it's a great mix!

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

30 Aug 2020

Triple J
35

I'm into this beat up lo-fi track. Each careful layering of jangle, crunch and angst convinces you.

I'm into this beat up lo-fi track. Each careful layering of jangle, crunch and angst convinces you.