Artists to Watch 2017: Goodbye Moon
It’s been a quiet year from GOODBYE MOON but if anything that’s why you need to keep your eyes dead centre on them.
Goodbye Moon is a breath of fresh air, drawing influences from everywhere and seamlessly condensing them into a sonic emotional punch that goes straight for the heart. The duo is comprised of Timothy Aird and David Webster from Brisbane and on their Triple J Unearthed page, they describe themselves as “some housemates with some feels. stationed in brisbane. <3 <3 <3” . (The hearts are entirely appropriate and as important as any words.) They’re seriously skilled, emotionally honest yet with a tongue in cheek attitude. In a time where more and more artists are allowed to engage with not only their feelings but also their sense of humour, it’s obvious the time is ripe for these two.
Goodbye Moon’s only independent release this year, ‘Overbite’ is a track that doesn’t follow a genre to the line. It blurs in and out of being homage to Mac De Marco, a production nod to Cashmere Cat and a display of flow and lyricism. It’s the complexity of this that make them so great. The inability through any of their tracks on their Soundcloud to pin them down is a triumph, however even in that – each one sounds exactly like them.
Goodbye Moon also released their second collaboration with Polographia, who can do nothing but rave about their bright futures. As Polographia raises up the ranks, they know this Brisbane duo should join them.
Look out for Goodbye Moon in 2017, hopefully an EP is in the works or a music video to accompany ‘Overbite’ because they are two boys with a talent and it’d be best to get in early.
WORDS BY LLOYD CRACKETT