From the first piano notes and twinkling bells of Goodnight Goodnight's "Plan on Playing," you think you're being lulled into a luxurious sleep. Which is why once the warping, My Bloody Valentine-esque guitars and hypnotic drum kit burst on the scene, you're pulled into a slightly eerie, but utterly mesmerizing dream. This five-piece's dreamy music, including 2015's Don't Fade Out EP, is tied together by Amanda Thornton's haunting vocals, and if their set Saturday includes "Plan on Playing," get ready to sway, then dance, then break down, then return to reality.
Vivienne Machi - Dayton.com
released a 5 track EP that we’re sure will stay with you til the end of time! We knew they’d be perfect for this showcase with their clean, sweet vocals and a lovely contrast to the sounds floating through Jimmie’s that evening! We were not disappointed, and neither was the crowd! They came out in style to support this hot, new sound!
Kimberly Weiss - Music Connection Dayton - musicconnectiondayton.com
We only recently discovered the dark, ambient goodness that is Goodnight Goodnight! This 5-piece Indie group formed in early 2015 has been rockin stages from West Virginia to Kentucky to Columbus and more with their ambient, dark shoegaze soundwaves and clean, bright, and completely haunting vocals! They’ve already opened up for such acts as Hawthorne Heights and The Story Changes and have
Atmospheric shoegazing indie rock from one of Dayton’s most interesting bands. The arrangements will remind you of the Cocteau Twins at a party for Robert Smith hosted by Radiohead. Some of the most interesting deconstruction of indie music in the Dayton area.
Art Jipson - YourTuesdayAfternoonAlternative.com
Formed in early 2015 Dayton’s alt experience Goodnight Goodnight’s nine song set consisted of tunes ranging from electronic grandeur to shoegaze with a smile, in the vein of Moira, Able Danger and Hungry Lucy. Sorry started with shoegaze ambiance with whispers of folk and indie pop. Secret sounded new wave, electro rock with classical keys. Water had a more rock vibe while Laura had some Madonna influence. Plan on Playing began with air slicing keys blending in an atmospheric Pink Floyd dream cloud with dramatic grandeur, ending in eerie serenity. Was it worth It’s ethereal rays of sunshine were illuminated by Amanda’s vocals and Gary’s crashing guitar. Their current EP Don’t Fade Out is available.
Mike Ritchie - CoveringTheScene.com