Surfacing: The Good Natured

on Thursday, October 28, 2010
Words: Saam Das

It feels a bit wrong writing a Surfacing feature about The Good Natured, when she's been on the cusp of a mainstream crossover for at least a year now. But the crossover for 19 year old Sarah McIntosh hasn't quite happened. Yet. In the meantime, she seems to have added a couple of members to flesh The Good Natured out. Which might be handy for avoiding any further (inappropriate) comparisons to Lily Allen and Kate Nash.

The Good Natured's time seems to be coming though, with recent support from the likes of Jo Whiley and Fearne Cotton at BBC Radio 1. They've bigged up new single 'Be My Animal', which seems a little PG-13 (or rather, 12A) for daytime radio, considering it includes elements like a refrain that uses the phrase "kill me now".

'Be My Animal' picks up where former single 'Your Body Is A Machine' (re-released earlier in the year) left off. Brilliantly gloomy, anthemic synth-pop. It's starting to become a case of when, and not if, The Good Natured finally break through.

Sarah's even managed to make the terrible new single by The Wombats (generally, a brilliant singles band) much less terrible. Download that below, along with new b-side 'Prisoner'.

DOWNLOAD: The Good Natured - Prisoner

DOWNLOAD: The Good Natured - Tokyo (Vampires and Wolves)

'Be My Animal' is out on November 1st. Pre-order now from the KIDS record label.

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