artist: goodbyemotel | genre: modern rock, alternative | label: nicebike records
“Red Room” is track #1 from indie rockers goodbymotel’s latest EP Wish Your Way and features the lovely Francesca Vuillemin, a fashion model who, like the band, also hails from Australia. As the story goes, she and the band’s bassist were hanging out one night in New York drinking coffee and decided on a lark to shoot a video. Just them…no crew, no pomp, no circumstance…just (2) creative people and (1) camera. Eat your heart out Spielberg.
Enough about the vid as you can partake of it yourself and formulate your own opinion. As for the song though, it’s de-lovely as is the EP as a whole. “Red Room” and “Burning Since Sunday” share the same type of gritty guitar intro that is undeniably indie while “Remember” kicks off with a bit of an eclectic bass line that is quite interesting. Intros aside, all (3) of these tracks showcase the bands energetic style and love of intertwining vocal harmonies and melodies. However, the title track is much more of a low-key, ballad-esque type of tune that surprises the listener with a well placed falsetto that would turn even Coldplay green with envy.
After listening to the aforementioned EP about 20 times, I wouldn’t be surprised if goodbyemotel and/or Wish Your Way end up winning a Froggy this year…but there still quite a bit left yet to 2011 so we shall see.
***BTW – the band is offering up the EP as a free download so visit their site and get it!