The Good Natured are an English synthpop band, consisting of Sarah McIntoshin Highclere,on vocals and keyboards, her brother Hamish McIntosh on bass and George Hinton (with whom Sarah became acquainted at university) on drums.

Sarah began playing the violin as a child, but felt it was not the right instrument for her, so she turned towards playing the drums.

She also sang in a choir when she was a child. At the age of 14 she salvaged an old Yamaha keyboard while spring cleaning her grandmother’s house. She taught herself to play the keys and at age 15 began to write her first own songs and founded a band with her brother Hamish. Later she went to university to study music, but found that both, studying and pursuing her musical career, was unmanageable. She therefore decided to drop out from university and concentrate on her own music.

The Good Natured’s debut EP Warriors was self-released on 7 July 2008. The EP received a lot of press coverage, especially for the lyrics.

Their music is often compared to La Roux, Ladytron, Lily Allen and Kate Nash. Sarah herself describes their music as “dark electronic pop” as well as “electronic pop with heart”, citing bands such as Tears for Fears, Japan and Siouxsie and the Banshees as influences. Their second EP Your Body Is a Machine was released independently as well on 13 September 2009.

In March 2011, The Good Natured signed a deal with Regal Recordings and Parlophone, under which they released their EP Skeleton on 20 June 2011. They also signed to Astralwerks in the United States, where they made their debut with the release of Skeleton on 11 October 2011. On 28 March 2013, the band announced that their debut album is titled Prism. Unfortunately, on July 25, 2013, the band announced via their Facebook account that they had been released from their label a few months ago, and have spent the ensuing time in an unsuccessful effort to get the masters so that they can self-release the album.

They also stated that the band’s final show will be at The Temple of Boom at Secret Garden Party 2013.

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