GoodBooks

The members of British band GoodBooks had known each other for years prior to their first jam. In the early 2000s the guys were part of a prior incarnation called the Fingerprints. After a minor line-up change, the band, schooled in Brit-pop as well as electronic, continued as GoodBooks. Frontman Max Cooke, bassist Christopher Porter, keyboardist JP Duncan, and drummer Leo von Bulow-Quirk launched their own label. A major leap forward came when the Magic Numbers added them as a support act. GoodBooks soon signed on with Transgressive records before being added to the roster of Columbia. The debut album Control arrived in summer 2007, which had followed several singles and EPs. ~ Kenyon Hopkin