From Sevenoaks, Kent, Britain, childhood friends Utmost Cooke (vocals/guitar) and Leo von Bülow-Quirk (drums) had been became a member of by Christopher Porter (bass/vocals) to create the Fingerprints in 2001. JP Duncan (keyboards) became a member of later on, so when previous member Ollie Butler remaining in 2005 they renamed themselves GoodBooks. They self-released the EP Valves & Robots in June 2005, and prior to the end of the entire year had authorized a short-term documenting contract using the self-employed label Transgressive Information. Following the launch of debut solitary ‘Walk With Me’ in early 2006, these were quickly monitored and authorized by Columbia Information. The quartet’s status among the nation’s most guaranteeing young rings spread fast due to healthful media publicity. Control premiered in July 2007 to a favourable response through the music press, using the blend of smart, thoughtful lyrics, stirring melodies, epic choruses and digital touches drawing evaluations to bands such as for example Bloc Party, Blur, R.E.M. as well as Kraftwerk. Towards the finish of 2007 the music group released Control Freaks, offering remixed variations of songs using their debut.