GoodBooks new single and UK tour

The IllnessNew single: The Illness (7th May)

Twenty-one date UK headline tour & Transgressive Roadshow

Hotly tipped Kent four piece GoodBooks release a new single The Illness through Columbia Records on Monday 7th May. The Illness is taken from the bands as yet to be titled debut album (due for release in July), which was produced by Dan Grech-Marguerat (Scissor Sisters/Fields) and recorded at RAK studios in London. The single will be available on CD single, limited edition coloured vinyl 7 and Digital Download and features the exclusive bonus songs William’s Boat, Running Away and I Will Find You.

Having recently toured with the Maccabees the band embark on their biggest headline tour to date commencing in Cardiff on the April 10th and culminating in Aberdeen on May 7th. They then play four shows on the Transgressive Roadshow, running May 9th – 12th, having released their first single on the label.
The full dates are:

April
Tue 10th Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach 029 2023 2199 £5
Wed 11th Tunbridge Wells Forum 0871 277 7101 £5
Thu 12th Brighton The Hope 01273 325 440 £6
Sat 14th Winchester Railway 01692 867 795 £5
Sun 15th Guildford Boiler Room 01483 574 900 £5
Mon 16th Exeter Cavern 01392 495 370 £4
Wed 18th Nottingham Social 0115 950 5078 £5
Thu 19th Mansfield Town Mill 08700 600 100 £5
Sat 21st Wolverhampton Little Civic 01902 552 121 £5
Sun 22nd Stoke Sugarmill 01782 206 000 £6
Mon 23rd Manchester Jabez Clegg 0161 272 8612 £5
Wed 25th Cambridge Soul Tree 01223 477 900 £5
Thu 26th Oxford Zodiac 01865 420 042 £5
Fri 27th Northampton Soundhaus 01604 604 020 £6
Sat 28th Norwich Arts Centre 01603 660 352 £5
Mon 30th London ICA 020 7930 3647 £7

May
Wed 2nd Newcastle Cluny 0191 230 4474 £6
Thu 3rd Carlisle Brick Yard 01228 512 220 £5
Sat 5th Dundee West Port Bar 01382 200 993 £6
Sun 6th Edinburgh Cabaret Voltaire 08700 600 100 £6
Mon 7th Aberdeen Drummonds 0870 264 3333 £6
Transgressive Road Show:
Wed 9th Glasgow The Arches £12
Thu 10th Birmingham Custard Factory £12
Fri 11th Liverpool Academy £12
Sat 12th Bristol Anson Rooms £12

GoodBooks released Walk With Me in Spring 2006 on Transgressive and were included in the NMEs Ten most promising bands for that year. They signed to Columbia Records in the summer of 2006 and released a download only single, Turn It Back, in August and the Leni EP in December.

GoodBooks are: Max Cooke (vocals / guitar), Christopher Porter (vocals / bass), JP Duncan (keyboards), Leo von Bülow-Quirk (drums).

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