Nel Unlit single Mirrow, ft Faithful Johannes

One week night, some time in 2020, just before the pandemic (I think), I went round to Ben’s house and worked with him and Jon from Nel Unlit to write the song that became Mirrow, which is out as a Nel Unlit single today on the streams here https://song.link/gb/i/1613359287

Mirrow is taken from Nel’s forthcoming story album, Ephemera; or, Tosh and the Girl, out on May 13th. Vinyl pre-orders via Butterfly Effect Records here https://nelunlit.bandcamp.com/album/ephemera-or-tosh-and-the-girl

I later went through to Wakey for the day to have a burrito and sing in the studio with Jamie. I’m on Mirrow and Mr Grimes in reply on the record, voicing Tosh’s exasperated, partying milkman, long-time friend Grimey.

I’m in total awe of how Ben and Jon and the rest of Nel work and write – honoured to have had a small part in the record.

I’m playing live with Nel at their launch party Sunday 22nd of May at Base Camp Boro tickets at https://www.tickettailor.com/events/tenfeettall/659312/

Northern Tape EP on the Streams

I’m putting the 4 tracks I contributed to Northern Tape’s NT-003 split cassette release out as an EP on the streams this Friday.

You can pre-save on Spotify here https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/faithfuljohannes/nt3

Tracklist:
The Bear
Chazza Shop Song
Westerns
Oblivion (With You)

Artwork is by the brilliant Joe Munsey ( https://joemunsey.com/ )

There’s still some copies of the tape at https://northerntape.bandcamp.com/album/nt-003

BBC 6 Music Play!

Yo yo – my Chazza Shop Song is on this week’s BBC 6 Music Mixtape! Massive thanks to Tom Robinson for the long-term support and for this latest airplay in particular. It means a lot. You can check the mixtape here https://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/introducing/entries/e19cfd4c-4be3-4d89-941f-2667dd226515

It’s taken from the Northern Tape split release NT- 003 available now at https://northerntape.bandcamp.com/album/nt-003

Full list of featured artists is below:

Chazza Shop Song on Deb Grant’s Eclectic Picks Playlist

Hey, so, just posting to share the news that Deb Grant (Jazz FM and occasional 6Music DJ) picked Chazza Shop Song as one of her Eclectic Picks from last week’s Fresh on the Net submissions! You can read a listen to the playlist at https://freshonthenet.co.uk/2022/03/eclectic-441/ – and check the lovely quote below:

New Single – Chazza Shop Song

Chazza Shop Song – Digital Artwork

I’m putting out Chazza Shop Song as a digital single this Friday, 11th March on all your streaming places – pre-save link is here.

It’s a song about my long and deep, dependant relationship with charity shops.

This Friday is also release date for NT-003, a split cassette release through Northern Tape also featuring Badger, SQUARMS and Infinite Arcade. There’s four new Faithful Johannes tracks on it, including Chazza Shop Song. You can bag a copy here https://northerntape.bandcamp.com/album/nt-003 or at Northern Tapes weekend of shows 18th and 19th of March in Newcastle – tickets for which are here https://faithfuljohannes.com/live/

NT 003 – Limited Edition Cassette Split

Northern Tape’s NT 003

The pre-order has just got up for this split tape at https://northerntape.bandcamp.com/album/nt-003 before the release date of 11th March 2022

It’s got brand new music on it from North East innovators and generally good eggs Badger, Infinite Arcade, SQUARMS and has four songs from me too. My track, The Bear can be streamed on Northern Tape’s bandcamp now.

Coulda Should A Cappella

Coulda Shoulda A Cappella on Maiden Bower Durham January 2022.

I went out to film this on a bench, but the bench was no longer there or it was buried under tree remains. The second choice bench was very wet and some people were kicking about so in the end I went and stood on a Bronze Age burial cairn instead.

This is a no words version of Coulda Shoulda off of the Ken & Jean story LP. The pink vinyl LP is available at https://winbigrecords.bandcamp.com/album/ken-jean or you can find your stream at https://ffm.to/kenjean . More tunes coming soon, got a couple of shows sold out this month, but there’s still tickets to Bobiks with Benjamin Amos on Sunday 20th of Feb, tickets via here https://faithfuljohannes.com/live/

Head Down to the Streams

Hi, happy new year! I’ve put a new song up on the streams today called Head Down, you can find it via https://ffm.to/fjheaddown

It’s a song I made in October 2021 for a compilation in response to Jimmy Cauty’s (you know, from the KLF) MdZ ESTATE when it came to the Middlesbrough Art Weekender. Lisa Lovebucket who co-ordinated it all and explains it in the Point Blank Teesside article below:

My contribution, Head Down, was previously only available on one of the, long sold out, 23 lathe cuts released through Butterfly Effect records.