Paul Goodwin announces pop-punk, folk and country influenced new album
London born, Cambridge based Paul Goodwin has announced his new album 'The Northern Lights In The Neon Tube' due for release on 16 September. The pop-punk and folk and country influenced musician lists: The Smith Street Band, The Frames, Dar Williams, and Steve Earle amongst his influences.
Paul's generously shared a track from this album allowing us to listen for ourselves: great influences, and more than the sum of its parts.
Paul Goodwin's 2009 album, Scars, was followed up by a mini album, Trinkets and Offcuts, in 2011, which, in spite of its self-deprecating title, Whisperin & Hollerin named one of the year’s most under-rated releases, describing it as ‘anything but a collection of sonic bric-a-brac and cast-offs’. A 5-track EP with full band - Live in the Reception Classroom of Bourn Church of England Primary School, Bourn, Cambridgeshire - arrived in 2012.
The Northern Lights In The Neon Tube is his latest release following significant life changes - including the birth of his now two-year-old son. By his own admission, the album was a long time coming .. ‘I'm incredibly slow at doing things anyway. It took me a month to get the gaps between the songs right’.
Paul has played in Canada, America, France and across the UK and performed at both the Cambridge Folk Festival and Secret Garden Party. Attendees at these shows will have had the opportunity to purchase one of his famous ‘At Least I'm Not Paul Goodwin’ T-shirts.
He has shared he stage with, among others, Alessi’s Ark, Joseph Arthur, Emily Barker, The Broken Family Band, Jesca Hoop, Jackie Leven and Mark Morriss (The Bluetones).