Adrian Lux featuring The Good Natured

The Good Natured

Adrian Lux  has created beast of many faces with his new track alongside The Good Natured.

On the one hand ‘Alive’ is a big progressive monster that veers into Ibiza hands-in-the-air territory. Which seems at total odds with Sara’s often dark, moody, impassioned vocal style and lyrical content. But y’know what? They’ve made it work and the end result is actually pretty powerful. Sure, the lead sound in the chorus is ultimate cheese, but by the second time it comes around you’ll be pumping your fist in the air with the best of them.

♫ Adrian Lux (Feat. The Good Natured) – Alive

The ‘Alive’ single is out now with a reMix package featuring Albin Myers, Blende and Adrian Lux & Style Of Eye to follow.

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The Good Natured & Crystal Fighters

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Here we have ElectroPop nutcases Crystal Fighters remix of The Good Natured ‘s ‘Wolves’.

Full of that Crystal fighters percussion and some severe warping of Sarah’s vocals it sounds like Crystal fighters are just all sat around jamming with is and generally having a good time.

The Good Natured – Wolves (Crystal Fighters reMix)

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Grum reMixes The Good Natured

Sweet electronic X-mas! The Good Natured is one of my favourite Indie-Electro artists, and Grum one of my favourite Nu-Disco producers. The two together? Only good can come of this!

The results are pretty stunning, Grum makes the absolutely correct decision to keep most of the song structure and Sarah’s vocals intact, letting his massive sounding Nu-Disco groove support the track rather than obscure it. What you have in the end is an amazing meeting of Ms. McIntosh’s emotive voice and Grum’s body moving beats and soaring melodies. I love it when a plan comes together!

The Good Natured – Skeleton (Grum reMix)

The Good Natured’s ‘Skeleton’ EP is out today

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The Good Natured’s ‘Skeleton’ video

Here we have the video for The Good Natured’s new single ‘Skeleton’. Sarah’s getting more and more mid-80’s indie by the day but keeps it wrapped-up in some catchy ElectroPop.

The Good Natured is managing to get she noir thing on, both lyrically , musically and visually without loosing any of her accessibility. Which is quite a feat.

We’re not going to use the word Goth, we’re really not…

The track is out to download 8th May, with a whole EP available 20th June.

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The Good Natured’s ‘Wolves’

Sarah McIntosh A.K.A. The Good Natured had dropped a new free track as a taster of her forthcoming EP.

The track is ‘Wolves’ and was produced by herself and Patrik Berger, fresh from his work with Robyn. If this is any indication of TGN’s new material then we’re pretty excited about it. ‘Wolves’ is a perfect crossover between ElectroPop and British girl Indie. With a touch of the likes of late period Lush or Sleeper and washes of layered synths there’s not a lot more you could ask for. The Good Natured seems to be the point that British music has been heading toward for the last three decades!

The Good Natured – Wolves

Sarah has just signed with Parlophone imprint Regal, so expect things to start moving soon.

The Good Natured @ Beatport

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Echoes

OK, we gave you a taster of Echoes last week with their ‘Ice Cold’ video, now we reckon the time has come to drop some of their music on you lot.

I’ve got no problem saying straight away that I’m pretty exited about this London based ElectroPop duo, the guys inform me that this is an exclusive, electronic rumors are the first (I expect, of many) blog to pick up on them, I hope they’ll remember us when they are famous!

The two friends got together to make music in November of 2009 and have spend the last 10 months in secret working on their craft the fruits of which are now starting to see the light. Shrouding themselves in mystery (for the time being), Echoes say they want the music to speak for itself and man, does it!

They’ve only released one original track so far, ‘Ice Cold’, and it’ll have you hooked. It’s quite a contradictory tune, awash with the melancholy of the traditional SynthPop of Depeche Mode and Ultravox et al, yet with the upbeat production of the best contemporary Electro. I want to say it’s a like a darker Dreamwave but I’m loathe to use the word Dark here, or sombre, or even gloomy because the track is too uplifting and, indeed, powerful. I suppose you could compare them to HURTS, not so much musically but in the sense that they make the pensive seem fun and danceable! Whatever they’ve done it’s they’ve nailed it. The track is, from a production point of view, some of the best ElectroPop that has crossed our path in a while.

Check out ‘Ice Cold’:

Echoes – Ice Cold

Right, on to the reMixes. I was gonna’ choose one, or two mixes to post here but I really couldn’t choose between them. I’d very loosely call all three Nu-Disco, but each displaying different styles and influences. And all three are of some of electronic rumors favourite artists too! Our Bristol gal Florrie’s ‘You Wanna’ Start Something’ gets a full on Piano driven Pop workout while they drop one of the best reMixes of The Good Natured, managing to turn it into an 8 minute hypnotic dancefloor epic without ruining the actual song (which some of the other reMixes kinda’ did). Finally Canadian keytar goddess LIGHTS’ ‘Second Go’ gets a proper Nu-Disco (in a Russ Chimes piano breakdown stylee) makeover with completely addictive results, reMix wise this is where Echoes truly shine.

Enjoy:

Florrie – You Wanna’ Start Something (Echoes reMix)

The Good Natured – Your Body Is a Machine (Echoes reMix)

LIGHTS – Second Go (Echoes reMix)

We wait with baited breath for more from Echoes, until then I suggest you give them some of your hard earned MySpace love.

Echoes @ MySpace

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The Good Natured’s ‘Be My Animal’ single

We’ve already seen the video for, ‘Prisoner’ the B-side of The Good Natured new single, now it’s A-side time!

The lead track, ‘Be My Animal’ is powerful track, almost Industrial in places and an impressive and confident follow up to ‘You Body Is A Machine’. Check the video full of nervous energy.

Also on the single will be a cover of The Wombats recent track ‘Tokyo (Vampires And Wolves)’ which Sarah McIntosh reworks into a haunting aria.

The Good Natured – Tokyo (Vampires And Wolves) (The Wombats Cover)

‘Be My Animal’ is released 1st November on Kids.

The Good Natured @ Beatport

The Good Natured @ Juno

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B-side video for The Good Natured

You know things are going well when even your B-sides have videos!

So, here is the video for the B-side of The Good Natured’s forthcoming single ‘Be My Animal’, a track called ‘Prisoner’.

Directed by Lorenzo Ricciarell the video explores aspects of transformation as TGN’s Sarah moves through an evolution, via make-up, from innocence to grotesquery while the song itself is Sarah’s effort to confront why some lovers have both emotional and physical power over us.

‘Be My Animal’ is released 1st November.

The Good Natured @ Beatport

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The Good Natured reMixed by Get People

With the release of The Good Natured awesome ‘your Body Is A Machine’ pushed back to August a few more reMixes are in order to tide you over!

Get People drop a piano driven atmospheric mix that at times boarders on Dubstep but retains a chilled Electro feel throughout. Glad they kept the song structure too, it’s a great track and it’s nice to hear it reMixed but still coherent.

The Good Natured – Your Body Is A Machine (Get People reMix)

‘Your Body Is A Machine’ is now released 30th August on Kitsuné Music

The Good Natured @ Beatport

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The Good Natured interview

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When Sarah McIntosh A.K.A. The Good Natured first came to our attention last year we could tell something special was going on. Not flash-in-the-pan, overhyped, special, but something of substance. The kind of special that grows and lasts.

The young singer/songwriter creates something that appeals, not only to a love of electronic dance music, but also to the intimate and atmospheric. Her introspective and heartfelt presentation on record is complimented with a live show that sees Sarah commanding the stage with eclectic outfits and a passionate performance that is only increasing as her confidence grows. Set apart from her contemporary left-field popsetresses, such as Marina or Ellie, by a uniqueness and individuality that can only come from an honesty in everything she does, The Good Natured sprinkles a hint of darkness over female fronted ElectroPop and makes the genre a more interesting place.

The lead track on her début EP of last year, ‘Your Body Is A Machine’, gets a full single release next month with the backing of the mighty Kitsuné Music .With a beautifully shot video and reMixes that are already setting the blogs on fire it’s sure to be a summer hit. Sarah took some time out of her busy schedule promoting the single to drop a little knowledge on us:

ER: We’ve featured you on our website a few times but although there are many electronic elements to your music, I wouldn’t strictly call you an Electro or ElectroPop artist. How would you *like* your music described and (gun to the head) what genre do you feel most comfortable being associated with?

SM: That’s quite a hard question, I don’t really think about what genre I am, I just consider my music a form of self expression and art. I guess it is electronic pop, but I like to think its got a darker side.

ER: Who, musically, has been an inspiration on you and who inspires you out of your contemporaries?

SM: David Slyvian, Robert Smith, Siouxsie Soux.

ER: You must be exited about the re-release of Your Body Is A Machine on Kitsuné, having one of the world hippest labels champion you must be flattering?

SM: Yes, it is very flattering!

ER: How did you approach the re-recording of the track, was there stuff you weren’t happy with on the EP recording?

SM: It wasn’t that I wasn’t happy with the EP recording, it was great, but I felt it could be better, and we have made it sound bigger and more epic, so I am really pleased.

ER: You’ve done quite a bit of solid gigging in the past few months, have you found anywhere you really enjoy playing? (Kudos points for saying Bristol!)

SM: Well Start the Bus in Bristol was really fun actually! There was free cake so that was a mega plus. We all really enjoyed playing the great escape in Brighton, there was a great atmosphere there and it was packed.

ER: Do you prefer songwriting/recording or playing live?

SM: I don’t think you can compare the two. I love them both in different ways, performing is so much fun, but songwriting more emotional, depends what you are in the mood for!

ER: Any crazy rock ‘n’ roll tour stories?

SM: Yes actually! One time we got chucked out of our own gig in Reading because we were too young! Another time in Brighton the soundman bottled the promoter. Nice.

ER: You’ve been known to wear some pretty eye-catching outfits and put on some pretty crazy performances, is that the real Sarah or is The Good Natured a persona?

SM: Its me!

ER: From the backcombed black hair to the atmospheric videos there’s quite a bit of Goth going on ’round your way, are you a secret Goth?

SM: Yes I think so. My skins pale enough isn’t it?

ER: Now for the gear geek question! What’s in Sarah’s studio? Do you have a favourite bit of kit. I’ve heard there is a particular Yamaha keyboard you’re very fond of?

SM: Yes, my beloved Yamaha my Grandma gave me, a few of the keys have stopped working it’s so old but I love it dearly. Apart from that there’s a couple of synths and many fairy lights.

ER: How does the average The Good Natured song take shape, lyrics or music first?

SM: Depends,sometimes words sometimes music! What generally happens is I get a musical idea, then I open my lyric book and chose some words to go over the top!

ER: Cereal or Full English Breakfast? Would your answer change the day after a gig?

SM: Coco-Pops or Crunchy Nut. Deffo a Full English after a gig!

ER: Cheers Sarah!

While you’re waiting for the single release check out the mega talented Baby Monster’s new reMix of ‘Your Body Is A Machine’ which drags Sarah squarely into the middle of the dancefloor!

The Good Natured – Your Body Is A Machine (Baby Monster reMix)

‘Your Body Is A Machine’ is released 21st June on Kitsuné Music

The Good Natured @ Beatport

The Good Natured @ Amazon