Good Morning are an Australian duo that formed in 2014, and have since then released five records: Shawcross (2014), Glory (2016), Prize // Reward (Bedroom Suck Records, 2018), The Option, and Basketball Breakups (both 2019). In that time, the band has played sold-out shows in Europe and the UK, Japan, and the USA.
They say it’s hard to keep a creative partnership going after a while. Not so in the case of Good Morning – in their seventh year of making music together, the Melbourne duo made up of Stefan Blair and Liam Parsons have only just now stepped into that most fruitful of creative endeavours: commercial real estate.
They’re not landlords just yet: in fact, the early months of 2021 have seen Stefan and Liam sign the lease on a modest, appropriately scrappy recording studio in Melbourne’s inner north. The natural next step for two musicians who have always preferred to do things entirely themselves – the band first formed after Stefan and Liam split the cost of a Foxtex 4-track tape machine – Good Morning’s new recording space is already yielding dividends: releasing ‘Mollyduker/Keep It’, a new double-A-side single and their first new music since 2019’s Basketball Breakups.
The news comes with the announcement of the pairs signing to Polyvinyl Records (USA/ROW) joining their eclectic roster including the likes of Alvvays, Kero Kero Bonito, STRFKR, Julia Jacklin, and more. The two-track will also be coming out on the band’s own imprint, Good Morning Music Company Worldwide via Virgin Music Australia.