The UK's Goodtime Boys recently wrapped recording twelve new songs that will compose their first proper full-length album, titled Rain, which is set to hit stores on May 20th via Bridge Nine Records. Rain was recorded by Lewis Johns (new member of GTB) at The Ranch in Southampton and mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side, and features some of the band's most aggressive songs ever written alongside some of their most melodic songs yet. The band spent several months penning the album and welcomed two new members - Lewis Johns (guitar) and Casey McHale (drums) - to the fold, which created a fresh start for the band, and the overall vibe of Rain showcases that. "Rain is a bit different from our older stuff and represents the changes our band has gone through over the last year or so", commented bassist Leigh McAndrew.

In addition to Rain, Goodtime Boys will release a precursor 7inch on February 25th called Things I Still Don't Understand. This two-song EP features Rain album track "Life Moves" as well as a cover of Billy Bragg's "Tank Park Salute" as Bragg is "… one of the greatest songwriters to come from Britain, and this particular song plays into a theme that appears on a lot of [Goodtime Boys'] material - the death of a father." More info on this 7inch and the full-length coming very soon from Bridge Nine.

Goodtime Boys formed back in 2009, and their impressive back catalog boasts multiple EP releases, including the acclaimed Are We Now Or Have We Ever Been and the What's Left To Let Go double EP (Bridge Nine) and the most recent split 7inch with Self Defense Family (Palm Reader Records). The band is currently gearing up to debut new songs from Rain on their UK/Euro tour alongside labelmates Defeater, which starts January 17th in the Netherlands. Catch Goodtime Boys' headlining shows at the start and at the end of the Defeater run - the full routing can be found below.

GOODTIME BOYS - RAIN - Available 5/20/14
1. Washout
2. Wallflower
3. Doubt
4. Life Moves
5. Dandelion
6. Hypocrisy
7. Cloudbursts
8. Moral Decay
9. Daydreamer
10. Folsom
11. Newspaper Sky
12. Downpour






European Tour 2014

* Mainland EU only **UK only

15.01.14 UK - Llantwit Major - The Rugby Club **GTB ONLY**

16.01.14 UK - Brighton - The Prince Albert **GTB ONLY**

17.01.14 Netherlands Eindhoven

18.01.14 Belgium Antwerp Trix

19.01.14 UK Bristol The Fleece

20.01.14 UK Sheffield Corporation

21.01.14 UK Glasgow Classic Grand

22.01.14 UK Manchester Sound Control

23.01.14 UK London Underworld

24.01.14 Germany Köln Essigfabrik

25.01.14 Germany Giessen Jokus

26.01.14 Germany Hamburg Logo

27.01.14 Germany Berlin Bi Nuu

28.01.14 Poland Warsaw Klub Hydrozagadka

29.01.14 Hungary Budapest Dürer Kert

30.01.14 Austria Wien Arena

31.01.14 Austria Salzburg Mark

01.02.14 Italy Milano Lo Fi

02.02.14 Germany München Feierwerk

03.02.14 Switzerland Zürich Komplex Club

04.02.14 Germany Trier Ex-Haus

05.02.14 Germany Hannover Bei Chez Heinz

06.02.14 Germany Schweinfurt Alter Stattbahnhof

07.02.14 Germany Leipzig Conne Island

08.02.14 Germany Stuttgart Martinskirche

09.02.14 Belgium - Leuven - Rock Cafe w/Castles **GTB ONLY**

**photo by Matthew Davies Kreye
Published on January 13, 2014 - 4,838 Views

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