Goodnight Japan is a band from Sydney, Australia formed in 2016 by songwriter Abel Ibanez G. (Founder and Co-Editor of ERRR Magazine), bass player Gemma Conroy (international model and science journalist) and drummer, Joel van Gastel (has played with bands Gang of Youths and Jenny Broke the Window).
In November 2018, we released our EP “The Kitchen Is a Dangerous Place”. All the tracks were recorded, mixed and produced by Ryan K Brennan (has worked with Phantastic Ferniture, Julia Jacklin, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard) and mastered by Andrew Edgson at Studios 301.
As an immediate response to this release, we have been invited to play at the Roxy Fest (Mexico, 23rd February 2019) sharing stage with Stone Temple Pilots, Bush, Future Islands and many more.
“A sound akin to something you might have heard in the 70’s New York art punk scene” – Sydney Morning Herald
“There’s a studied quality to the shuffling indie rock this band are making. Like, if your cool older cousin put this on a mixtape for you between bands you’d only ever read about like Guided By Voices and Television you wouldn’t bat an eyelid” – triple j
“A killer rock band” – FBi Radio
“Propulsive garage full with fuzz and emotion” – Trouble Juice
“Touches of the muscly end of something like The Go-Betweens canon – which probably sits them comfortably alongside Rolling Blackout CF and that ilk of good #Strayan product” – TheMusic.com.au
“Relying on a great voice and an eclectic talent pool to elevate them to The National like indie-rock stardom” – Dircksey Magazine
“A brooding, bluesy hit in the guts” – moptopmusic
“There’s a rich seam of dark and wonderful art” – The Underground Stage
“Think late 70’s NY art punk” – Turbo Nun
“What’s not to love?” – Forté Magazine
“Without sounding like Galaxie 500, American Music Club or even The Smiths, something calls up to them… but from the present” – Mula Blanca
“A ‘watch this space’ band and sound!” – OPMG
“Brutal” – Indie Rocks Magazine