Good Time Locomotive have released their new single titled ‘Medusa’. Such originality from that initial guitar introduction and transitioning into something even more so, I think we’ve found an act that may help define this decade.
It’s rare when I hear an artist that gets my attention so pristinely with that first listen, but I have. Take a listen to ‘Medusa’; it’s a song that’s very hard to predict but feels so right in hindsight as you listen. And the band is absolutely tight. This is a song equally at home on the stage as it is in your ear buds.
About good Time Locomotive & ‘Medusa’
London based new wave pop rock band GTL are set to release the follow up to their debut disco vibed 80’s throwback single ‘Lines of Symmetry’, with a song about mind games, infatuation and the enchantment someone can have over us in a relationship. 💔
What better metaphor to nestle that age old tale in, than one of the most maligned and misunderstood characters in all of Greek mythology; Medusa.
Good Time Locomotive (GTL) started as the brainchild of two long standing friends, guitarist George Taylor and drummer James Philips; both with a deep and soaring passion for emotionally charged music and its transformative power to change lives for the better.
It all began way back in December 2003 …
That year, a 15 year old problem-child George (GTL guitarist) turned up to a local gig for drum n’ bass metal band, ‘Shellshock’.
Little did he know that eight years later, the lasting impression that night left on him, would lead to a chance one-off gig with the drummer of that band (James) and the musical spark was lit!
Life had other plans in store for both of them however, and they went their separate ways.
That was until 2018 when James pestered George out of musical retirement to work together again.
By the time lockdown hit in 2020, they had 12 unique, eclectic, emotive songs to be proud of.
Reminiscent of the new wave era of 80’s pop, but with a large slice of modern rock and hip hop thrown in for good measure, they set out on the unlikely mission to find a vocalist capable of doing the songs justice. They found him surprisingly quickly in the shape of Portuguese singer, Hugo Leite.
Hugo and James went on to write vocal parts for all the songs over Zoom, before ever having met in person, and the sound of GTL was born!
Knowing they were onto something special, the auditioning process for the remaining members of the line up would be a tough one. Several casualties/candidates later, Bart Kowalski joined the line-up on bass, with Nick Shake on Keyboards and Backing vocals a few months later and it was all systems go!
What’s the motive?
Good times. 😉