I “took over” half an hour of this week’s BBC Tees Introducing show on Saturday. Did a Faithful Johann-Quiz, played some of my favourite local tunes, talked too much so Jordan had to edit down. Generally had a lovely time, here’s a link to listen back, my bit is from the hour mark – https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0cltbj2
Hiya, I have a new single out on Friday. It’s a collaboration, the music was written with Marlene Everling who did all the synths. Digital pre-save is via https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/faithfuljohannes/fifteen-to-none …. It’s sort of about the FJ character’s grudges and almost moments.. almost winning 15 to 1 (actually my friend Paul) telling Coldplay the formula for success when they were just starting off (actually my friend Daniel). Maybe we need to be happy with how things are and not fret on so much with regrets and what ifs.
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
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.
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:
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/
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.