GOODWOOD ATOMS blend of ethereal folk, electronic-inflected grooves and heavy-hitting climaxes echoes the complex soundscapes of progressive indie bands like Half Moon Run, Alt-J and Radiohead. Formed in 2014, Goodwood Atoms grew out of the scene at Vancouvers Juniper Room, an underground studio and performance venue that has been the brainchild of frontman Francis Hooper. What began as an acoustic collaboration between Hooper and bassist Joe Pooley grew into a rich tapestry of sound with the addition of guitarist/violinist Dawson Verboven and Berklee-trained drummer Justin Banmann.
2014 was a year of development for the band, who spent their first 8 months riding the wave of their participation in the PEAK Performance Project, for which they were rewarded as one of BCs top-12 bands. In 2015, their focus has shifted to the studio, where the band is recording their second EP in collaboration with Producer Nygel Asselin, best known for his work on Half Moon Runs certified-Gold Dark Eyes album and Hey Oceans Dave Vertesi. Due for a spring 2016 release, the Great White EP represents a more focused sound for GOODWOOD ATOMS, employing deeper electronic instrumentation, richer vocal elements and themes that meditate on our increasingly technological relationship with reality.