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The Good China ‘We Knew That We Had To Leave’

elbourne band The Good China are seemingly incapable of writing a bad song, and this is only further illustrated by their new single We Knew That We Had To Leave, which is the first taste of an upcoming new EP. It’s got the band’s trademark harmonies and joyously busy choruses, mixed with a charming self-awareness and tongue-in-cheek lyrics including the refrain of “I’m so fucking indie I don’t even listen to music”.

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The Good China ‘No More Maps, No More Roads’

When I saw Melbourne eight-piece The Good China live last year one song really stood out to me, their closing number ‘No More Maps, No More Roads’. At the time I was disappointed to find out that it was unreleased, but the band have recently rectified this, releasing the song as a single and a free download from their Bandcamp page. Yay!

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30 Day Song Challenge #18: A Song That You Wish You Heard On The Radio

I quite like this song being a bit of a hidden personal favourite, but from the band’s point of view I think they deserve to be played on radio more than they currently are.

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My Favourite Gigs Of The Year

So yeah, I really like my best of lists. I’ve been lucky enough to go to some truly remarkable shows and festivals this year. When 2010 began, I could have never in my wildest dreams imagine that throughout the year I would go to a grand total of 47 gigs, ranging from the best weekend […]

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Gig Review: The Good China @ Pure Pop Records, 19th September

Yesterday, The Good China played an intimate and achingly beautiful set to a capacity crowd at the iconic Pure Pop Records courtyard (which admittedly is about 40 people). It was a stunning, albeit short, set, and I couldn’t have been more impressed.

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You Have To Hear: The Good China

This is going to be a no-nonsense post: Melbourne indie band The Good China are good. Very good. The Good China is an eight-piece collective who have been getting a lot of radio airtime, some enviable opening slots, and plenty of attention from both local and international blogs lately. It’s for a good reason as […]

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