By Bill Pearis
UK synthpop trio The Good Natured are heading over to the U.S. next month, playing Mercury Lounge on January 16 and Glasslands on January 17. They'll then head to the West Coast for shows in San Francisco and Los Angeles, including an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live. All dates are at the bottom of this post.
The Good Natured released their first EP in 2008 when singer/songwriter Sarah McIntosh was just 17. After a string of singles -- and a couple Kitsune Maison appearances -- the band will release their debut album sometime in the first half of 2012. Though they are often referred to as "dark pop," single like "Skeleton" and "Video Voyeur" aren't that far off from La Roux or Robyn. You can check out some of their singles in video form at the bottom of this post.
This is not The Good Natured's first trip to the States. They played CMJ the last two years and then SXSW this year. Videos and 2012 tour dates are below.
The Good Natured - Video Voyeur
The Good Natured - Skeleton
The Good Natured - Your Body is a Machine
The Good Natured -- 2012 U.S. Tour Dates
1/16 New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
1/17 Brooklyn, NY @ Glasslands
1/19 San Francisco, CA @ Popscene
1/20 Los Angeles, CA @ Echo
1/23 Los Angeles, CA @ Bardot