I love when people you grew up with end up making awesome music. I’ve been digging The Goodluck Assemblies album “Queen Of The May” (Full album below). If I had to compare it to other bands I would say it has moments of Coldplay and Stone Temple Pilots. Here is how they describe themselves.
The Goodluck Assembly
GLA has always wanted to leave listeners with something to think about. Theirs is a sound that makes you pay attention. Subtle, yet melodically complex, there is a freshness to The GLA that speaks of immediacy.
The group originally grew out of time brothers Bruce and Mike spent on Scotland’s west coast, travelling and making music together. Torrential rains and handy guitars helped breed an original rock sound driven by dark, emotional lyrics that pretty accurately reflected their damp, sunlight-deprived environs. They found that unique musical chemistry that helped their songs transform, deepen and mature. Sonically significant, lyrically relevant, and full of hooks and layers.
The Goodluck Assembly released “Demonstrations” in the Spring of 2013, the follow up to the 2011 record, “Glowscape.” Demonstrations was the result of GLA’s quick sojourn to Brooklyn, NY in the Fall of ’12. It was recorded leading up to, during, and in the wake of Hurricance Sandy.
Their newest release “Queen of the May” was also recorded in Brooklyn with producers Gus Van Go and Werner F and released at the end of July 2015. Their single “Queen of the May” has had regular rotation radio play since its release.