Firstly, a quick note about Billy Leeson of Les Incompétents who's currently in a medically induced coma having been attacked on the way home from their Barfly gig in London the other night (6 Music article). Write your messages of support on their MySpace or their forum.
Morden's Good Shoes are not to be confused with the equally splendid GoodBooks, who are from...somewhere else. Good Shoes provide us with energetic, jerky pop music laden with melodies resulting in comparisons with The Futureheads and Maximo Park. They're much more than that and their rip roaring live shows attest to this. There is something delightful about their speedy numbers and simple, yet witty lyrics.
Good Shoes are playing a couple of 'secret' shows in London over the next couple of weeks: 28th June - Macbeth, Shoreditch. Doors 7.30pm and 10th July - another Shoreditch show but the venue is unknown at the moment. Their single launch is on July 23rd on a boat(!) on the River Thames, see the lineup here.
Good Shoes - Never Meant To Hurt You
Download lots of demos on this savefile project. Previous singles We Are Not The Same and Small Town Girl (albeit the demo versions here) are highly recommended.
All In My Head is availabe from July 17th. Preorder from Puregroove.