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EXCLUSIVE: Sheffield’s Good News ‘Orange Juice in the Shower’

Relationship goals change as your priorities shift, don’t they. What do we look for in a significant other? Although someone with exact same taste in absolutely everything waves massive terrifying red flags visible from outer space, surely someone who sings Orange Juice songs for your pleasure is a true Tinder keeper? Answers on a Postcard, but we think so, anyways. Good taste is good taste. And Good News are good news.

This idea and more is raised in the new single by the Sheffield trio in the aptly named ‘Orange Juice In The Shower. The spiky pop with deadpan post-punk vocal delivery and clock-y rhythmic percussion and tight deep bass, is out today, with the short sharp shock that is ‘Tits’ the flipside of the a double A-side single.

Good News is a multi-lingual outfit comprising of vocalist, clarinetist, guitarist and percussionist Beth Aylward, drummer Erin Hoggard and bassist Dan Philpott. There is a debut album to come, via Bingo Records (The Bug Club, Mr Ben & the Bens, Melin Melyn, Wesley Gonzalez) and a tour.

Recorded in a studio built in the band’s attic with in-house Bingo Records producer Zac Barfoot, this new music  follows 2023 debut EP Same As That, which earned the band a live session with Marc Riley & Gideon Coe (6 Music). Since then, their feisty clarinet, bass, and cowbell-propelled rhythms have bounced around the North & London supporting The Bug Club, Kid Congo & The Pink Monkeybirds, Wesley Gonzalez & Wild Garlic and Acid Klaus.

Tour dates

15 June Bodega Nottingham

14 September Breakfest Bristol

Oct/Nov headline tour

Oct 25 Leeds Wharf Chambers

Oct 26 Clitheroe Bowland Bikes CIC

Oct 29/30 Bristol TBC

Oct 31 Birmingham Hare & Hounds

Nov 1 London The Finsbury

Nov 2 Nottingham JT Soar

Nov 8 Gulliver’s Manchester

Nov 9 Delicious Clam Sheffield

God is in the TV is an online music and culture fanzine founded in Cardiff by the editor Bill Cummings in 2003. GIITTV Bill has developed the site with the aid of a team of sub-editors and writers from across Britain, covering a wide range of music from unsigned and independent artists to major releases.