Since the release of their 2016 debut album, Ride The Storm, Good Friend have been on an upward trajectory. The Irish tree-piece have fully embedded themselves within the global punk scene, building particularly strong fanbases in Germany and the USA.
2020 was set to be a huge year for Good Friend, who had an incredible run of festivals lined up, and an April tour with Red City Radio. Like so many other bands, the festivals were cancelled and their tour re-scheduled, as ‘GOOD FRIEND DO NOT CANCEL TOURS!’
With time on his hands, charismatic lead singer and bass player, Adam Carroll spoke to RUSHONROCK’s Adam Keys about where he is finding his inspiration during the lockdown. Check out Adam Carroll’s top 10 quarantine albums below:
Sam Russo – Back To The Party
The third album from England’s best kept secret. Back to the Party is a Beautiful release with moments in which Tom Delonge would be proud.
Billy Liar – Some Legacy
The charismatic Scotsman debuts on new label with rowdy full band release. NB; Frank Turner is a fan.
Red Scare Industries – 15 Years of Tears & Beers
A compilation created by the world’s greatest record label celebrating its 15th birthday. Includes songs The Copyrights, Broadway Calls, Sundowner, Sincere Engineer, Elway and Brendan Kelly to name a few. It is he eat getting such compilations released. Listening to the old punkoramas and warped tour records got me into so many bands and this is the perfect comp to follow in that legacy.
Guerilla Poubelle -L’Ennui
Lutte pour les opprimés, les rois. Du movement bricolage Francis reviennent avec une sortie boursouflée enregistrée enter deux spectacles au Canada.
Makewar – Get it Together
South American via Brooklyn, New York Makewar release genre hopping, multi lingual call to arms with Get it Together. Their first release on Fat Wreck.
Alkaline Trio – EP
OK its not an album but it deserves its place on this list as a magnificent return to form for the Chicago trio.
Kali Masi – Wind Instrument
Through one of the most beautiful moustaches in punk comes a blend of late 90s melodic hardcore, 00s emo and rounded off with some good old gritty rock and roll. One to watch.
The Bombpops – Death in Venice
Dark introspective lyrics, bright hopeful music filled jam packed with pop punk hooks. This band are only getting better and better with every release.
The Menzingers – Hello Exile
The Philadelphia quartet are quickly becoming the new Kings of storytelling and are currently on a creative hot streak that sounds an awful lot like hello exile is preparing them for filling stadiums. Just listen to that drum sound.
Red City Radio – Sky Tigers EP
Oklahomas own RCR deliver a mission statement that they are about to take a fantastic band to the next level. Leave your lungs on the beer soaked venue floor anthems. Time in quarantine we’ll spent.
GOOD FRIEND return to tour the UK on August 21st alongside RED CITY RADIO. Check out their full full list of dates below: