Good Morning announce headline Australian tour this June, tickets on sale now

Photo by Pooneh Ghana
April 23 2024

PRAISE FOR Good Morning

“A strong claim to be the most underrated Australian band of their generation”

Rolling Stone (Future Of Music A/NZ)

“Not many artists are willing to risk presenting their listeners with so many songs in one sitting, but they pull it off in spades. Press play and go for a thrilling and witty and creative ride”

Northern Transmissions (8.6)

“Good Morning Seven is the biggest and best triumph yet for one of Australian music’s most understated success stories”


“The Melbourne duo’s self-recorded pop reveries continue to enjoy an international popularity that belies its lackadaisical approach”

The Australian (★★★★)

“Good Morning is a band that might have stayed one of Australia’s best-kept secrets – were it not for a series of unexpected co-signs... The album feels like something of a reset after a mammoth few years... where many songs wonder about the future and what it means to live and sustain a creative life. It might be an existential crisis – or it might just be ageing.”

The Guardian

“Liam Parsons and Stefan Blair’s music oozes personality; masters of tone, shepherds of sonics, and wizards of words, the cult two-piece have shown immense character and craft throughout their discography. Never veering from their distinctly DIY approach, they remain authentic and unique, perching at the forefront of global indie, established as one of Australia’s most cherished acts”


“Completely natural and welcoming, satisfying on the ear, warm to the touch and authentic in its presence”

Far Out Magazine

“"Excalibur” is far from freaked-out... a soothing soft-rock composition paired with nearly mumbled vocals from Parsons”


“Lush retro pop balladry... melodious pop-rock, magnificently rendered with a gentle touch”


“A melodic, bright record with lyrics that pull you up off the floor, perfect for those days when you don’t really know what you’re doing”

Monster Children

“At 17-tracks it's the band's longest and most ambitious project to date, showcasing their continuing growth and meticulous songcraft”

Triple R

Good Morning Seven LP is out now, buy/stream it here.

Good Morning today announce, in celebration of their critically acclaimed album Good Morning Seven, an upcoming Australian tour set for June. Accompanying their RISING Festival appearance and just announced Pitchfork Music Festival London showcase, tickets are on-sale now. BUY TIX HERE + LISTEN TO LP HERE.

Good Morning Seven, the 17 track double LP epic from the duo of Stefan Blair and Liam Parsons has continued to garner praise for the pair’s elevated production and forthright lyricism. The steam of acclaim locally includes playlisting across Double J and community radio placements on Triple R (Album of the Week), 2SER (Album of the Week), SYN (Local Feature Album), Edge Radio (Feature Album) amongst profiles across Rolling Stone, The Guardian, The Australian, Junkee, Bandcamp and abroad with the FADER, NPR, Stereogum, Paste, Northern Transmissions and more.

Upon release, The Guardian praised their “wry, charismatic, self-effacing paeans to the pain and pleasure of existence,” elsewhere Northern Transmissions remarked on Good Morning’s enduring knack to “keep you hooked, from start to finish, with lots of variety and lots of humour and heart.” The Australian revelled, “The real magic lies in how these songs splinter and swoon in unexpected ways, prompting major feelings with minor touches.” Overwhelmingly, critical acclaim continues to laud Good Morning Seven as the vessel “that’s set to give them the wider notice they so deserve” (Rolling Stone).

Following on from their previously announced RISING Festival appearance, Good Morning are elated to perform across the east coast this June debuting their latest album to Australian audiences – that had hometown crowds at their Naarm / Melbourne SoundMerch pre-release in-store, lining up around the block attempting entry. Stefan and Liam will expand album favourites such as ‘Just In Time‘ and ‘Excalibur‘ into full band performances for the first time, as they currently support Waxahatchee across the US.

Good Morning Seven is an album of navigating choice, a testament to the investment (and pay-off) in taking time. Narratively the album considers the very real fear of it being wasted, against the means we seek to enrich it where Liam and Stefan celebrate the weird, the insular and the shitty through a stream of lessons learnt no matter how big or small. Alongside their enduring canine talisman – their metaphor for the human condition – alongside their stories on how we impact the hourglass passing.

Over the past decade, Good Morning have carved out a peculiar, hard-to-define indie career for themselves, amassing a global cult fanbase and hundreds of millions of streams despite (or perhaps because of) their defiantly DIY approach. The band/duo/recording-thing from Naarm / Melbourne, Australia come together as Stefan Blair (29, brown hair, 6 foot something) plays most of the instruments and sings half the songs. Liam Parsons (30, brown hair, 6 foot on the dot) plays the rest of the instruments and sings the other half of the songs.

The band name is intentionally impossible to Google but hasn’t gotten in the way of them getting shouted out by Tyler, The Creator, sampled by A$AP Rocky, going viral on TikTok (for their 2015 track ‘Warned You’), or touring the globe (including the US, Mexico, China, Japan, Thailand, and beyond). Their 2021 album Barnyard, both thoughtful and catchy, released internationally via Polyvinyl was met with widespread acclaim from Rolling Stone, NME, Stereogum, The Line Of Best Fit, Consequence, Alt Press, Paste, DIY Magazine, Northern Transmissions, KCRW, 6Music and more – setting the scene for their seventh record Good Morning Seven.

A moment in the two piece’s history, Good Morning Seven marks a significant shift for the duo who typically write and record independently from each other, in a matter of days, releasing albums, EPs and double tracks all in a quick sequence of each other. Their most ambitious project to date is made possible thanks to their own decade-long friendship. Liam and Stefan stretched days into longer periods of gestation, steadily developed their own studio spaces with gear accumulated or kindly borrowed, and a string of collaborators invited to contribute for the first time ever.

While it’s written, recorded, engineered, and produced solely by Good Morning, they further expand their world with an integrated community of contributors in mix engineer Tyler Karmen (Noname, DIIV, Devendra Banhart) with parts overdubbed at Stella Mozgawa’s (drummer of Warpaint) Joshua Tree studio, Fred Kevorkian (The White Stripes, Iggy Pop, The National, Willie Nelson) who mastered in Brooklyn, string arrangements by Chloe Sanger, Greer Clemens and Dannika Horvat on harmonies (the only guest vocalists on record to date), and Stefan’s father Glenn Blair even played woodwinds. The double album filled with strings, synths, samples and singing marks their 10th year anniversary of being a band. It’s all downhill from here.

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