The Hope & Ruin
- 11-12 Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3WA, Brighton
- 01273 325793
Following the release of acclaimed debut 'God Speed In The National Limit' in 2017, Crystal Palace based two-piece JOHN (both members aptly sharing the name) have continued to gather a reputation for their unique live performances. This was never more evident than on 2018's European tour supporting Bristol heavyweights IDLES.
Following swiftly in 2018’s footsteps, the somewhat cryptically named duo have recently recorded a live session for influential Seattle-based radio station KEXP. A moment that cemented their reputation as their unique live force, demonstrating a mechanical solidity rare for only two bodies.
Focusing on the difficult negotiation of an imagined view of the future, album opener 'Future Thinker' sets an uncompromising tone for the forthcoming record - a collection of songs that abstract the quotidian encounters on the fringes of a city. With new material slated for release this year, JOHN return to Bear Bites Horse Studio, East London with producer Wayne Adams back at the helm.
"In this post-truth world where alternative facts get squeezed out via the distorted prism of social media, the simplicity of a band like JOHN makes for a refreshing tonic" - Loud and Quiet