While they began somewhat anaemically (it was better when the bass player didn't sing — sorry guys), by the third song, the crowd began to dance and get into their blend of Cave Singers aesthetics and Robin Pecknold-esque crooning. While not particularly original or polished in their sound, lead singer Francis Hooper was a charismatic and captivating bandleader. There were intriguing, reverb-drenched guitar leads and intricate bass lines here and there — what you'd expect from Vancouver indie-rock.
What lacked in Goodwood Atoms set was a sense of harmony — it was hard to believe that drummer Justin Banmann graduated from Berklee, as he seemed always a bit behind his bandmates, if only subtly. The set was wanting in terms equal energetic commitment and cohesiveness from all the members, and yet, the troupe have only had a couple of years in to their project together; perhaps it's still just early days for the Goodwoods.