Emerging from a supposedly restless Brighton scene are Goodluck Jonathan, surrounded by field of hushed anticipation. This obviously begs the question of whether GJ were a well-kept secret really worth keeping.
Their inventive and shifty brand of mathematical alternative certainly leaves an imprint but it is one of commotion as much as it is one of excitement.
The EP’s opener “Bruises Disappear” has a hypnotic repetitiveness as it subtly grows around garbled monologues, but when you start allowing the recording to absorb you the throbbing bass and rippling guitar lines that felt so persuasive in the opening seconds prompts you to a disappointing anti-climax.
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