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Sevenoaks, Kent (2005 – 2009)

GoodBooks was an English indie rock band originating from Sevenoaks, Kent. They first received media attention upon releasing their self-published EP Valves and Robots in June 2005. The band signed to Transgressive Records in late-2005 for one single and released “Walk With Me” in April, before being snapped up by Columbia Records shortly after. GoodBooks disbanded after their last gig on 28 June 2009.

GoodBooks’ evolution began when Max and Leo started doing Beatles covers in their attic when they were 8 and Max’s mum used to teach Chris at primary school. It took till 2001 for the band to take shape when at Sevenoaks School in Kent, Max and Leo came together with Chris and JP to form The Fingerprints. The Fingerprints set about their musical career by self-recording two albums; Cards on the Table, Clothes on the Floor and Miranda. Tracks such as “Tangerine” appeared on local radio stations such as BBC Radio Kent and KMFM. The band also started gigging locally in the South-East during this time, with regular gigs at the Tunbridge Wells Forum helping them to develop a modest regional fanbase, even performing in front of 8,000 people on one eventful Christmas.

The Fingerprints disbanded in late 2004 when their then-bassist left. The band decided to continue as a four piece and on the day of their first rehearsal “Walk With Me” was created. The band continued to write more songs but this time they had a maturer more electronic-influenced sounds.


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  • Capanos

    can anyone point me in the direction of 'cry of the hunter'? would love to hear it.

    11 Aug 2013 Reply
  • cazman1

    I miss them. Saw them 3 times at TWells forum!

    6 Mar 2012 Reply

    would still like to hear cry of the hunters

    1 Feb 2012 Reply
  • pusteblume003

    why why why why have they split?

    12 Aug 2011 Reply
  • wsquirrel


    28 Jul 2011 Reply
  • autumn-shade84

    Pretty amazing band...

    29 Jun 2011 Reply
  • Ajryn_Ones


    18 May 2011 Reply
  • waverider_uk

    Cry Of The Hunters has finally surfaced...

    17 May 2011 Reply
  • headweird

    They are great!!!!!!!!!

    31 Jan 2011 Reply
  • nils_raver

    they've split? does it mean, they go on making music in many different bands? would be too enthusiastic about some informatioon:)

    30 Jan 2011 Reply
  • wattsey

    very annoyed that they have split up! just got into them! hope they come back

    26 Jan 2011 Reply
  • ladybear8008

    Nice tunes!

    15 Jan 2011 Reply
  • ahprahran

    That Dekko remix of 'Passchendaele' makes my eyes leak. So, so emotional. A brilliant remix of an excellent song - exactly how to do it.

    10 Jan 2011 Reply
  • Olicameron

    Max now plays Keys with Ellie Goulding and is working on new original material JP remixes and creates music under the JOCKS moniker Last I heard Chris played bass with Klaus and Leo went to do his masters degree

    1 Nov 2010 Reply
  • bram90

    Just discovered this band, Leni is real good. Any new bands risen out of the ashes?

    17 Oct 2010 Reply
  • Ritozzz

    They are great! So sad that they broke(((

    9 Oct 2010 Reply
  • LadyPunk44e

    guys you were great! :(

    11 Sep 2010 Reply
  • cady_am

    never heard of them till today, god, I love them, so bad they broke :(

    5 Sep 2010 Reply
  • nuclearbuddha

    So much potential =(

    2 Sep 2010 Reply
  • litterbugkid

    I saw them a couple of years ago when they were opening for The Dead 60's alongside The Kooks at the Koko. They were so good! :D Sad to hear that they've broken up now though :/ xxx

    13 Aug 2010 Reply
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