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Johnny Foreigner December 24, 2007

Posted by alexd in Buzz band, Music, Video.
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Genre: Melodramatic Popular Song/Twee/Hardcore

Label: Best Before Records

Currently garnering love from just about everyone with a keyboard and a mouth. Johnny Foreigner are the UK’s “new favourite band“. That is rubbish. The lead singers voice is gonna grate for some. Its a lot less annoying than that dude from Clap Your Hands Say Yeah. But conditioned by a year of listening to Los Campesinos! I actually quite like it. In fact Los Campesinos! is a good comparison. These guys sound like they did a Nirvana, by stealing the Pixies loud quite style, but not just using it dynamically. They actually change genres two. These guys schizophrenically switch between Hardcore a semi-skimmed Black Flags affair to a Belle and Sebastian/Los Campesinos twee boy girl harmonies. It’s an utterly gripping listen.

Johnny Foreigner- Sometimes In The Bullring

They have some gigs coming up. Watch them in these places.

January
26 London DiScover show @ Notting Hill Arts Club *

February
11 Dublin the Village
12 Bedford Esquires
13 Birmingham Academy 2
14 Glasgow King Tuts
16 Newcastle Northumbria Uni
17 Sheffield Leadmill
18 Manchester Club Academy
19 Brighton Concorde 2
20 Reading Fez
21 Kingston the Works
23 Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms

* = with Yeborobo, Sailors

All February shows are in support of Los Campesinos!.

Now download this song guilt free as its only on some sold out early EP’s, and is also my favourite song by them so far. And then buy their EP, and pray you get in quick and get the cool pop up version.

[MP3] Johnny Foreigner- Our Bipolar Friends [highly recommended]

Myspace: They are so lonely they are cool

Website: They don’t have one 😦

I promised Stricken City last week, so shall post on the eve of Christmas. Expect some hum buggery.

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Comments»

1. bore - December 24, 2007

boring

2. alcopop - February 6, 2008

Awesome band – and well deserving of the push their getting. Did you kno their bass player was ex-Twist. Picked up the split 7″ with Sunset Cinema Club and it’s all 3D and that. Lovely stuff!


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