goodbyemotel may have recorded their self-produced new EP People in a shack on the Australian coast but we've got a hunch that the band is looking to build something substantially larger for their forthcoming 2013 sophomore album. And they should. This is a band with big ideas, big sound and big ambitions. Citing Coldplay, Radiohead, Death Cab For Cutie and U2 as influences, goodbyemotel craft melodic indie rock -- arty and accessible -- that should be easily expandable for a future arena-sized stage. Upcoming as-yet-untitled album was recorded in New York with producer Kevin Killen (U2, Peter Gabriel) and the advance music we've heard projects a deft balance of graceful, cinematic rock bulging with gritty and grounded guitar riffs and massively hooky chorus harmonies. We'll have more as get closer to release next March, but for now dive into the latest four-tracked People, a more overtly stylised collection that reveal a band ready, willing and able to build their creations to a magnificent climax.
goodbyemotel - "Dancers and The Posers" (from the People EP)
goodbyemotel - "Graham Calender" (from the People EP)