Tag: Johny Brown

BAND OF HOLY JOY gig news (& song) for ewe

“I love it’s sheer simplicity, it’s post Dylan and Velvet’s sensibility, it’s pre-shoegaze sensitivities, it’s beautiful use of the world of glitch undermining the sentimental nostalgia of its video and the killer two lines of the chorus, ‘I don’t want to know your friend’s, I just wanna be your Tugboat Captain baby’.”

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DAN of DOG TUNNEL RECORDS – Song For Ewe

“This new work is just something else, and Johny Brown just goes all out and takes on not only 2020 and the pandemic, but he goes for the core of what have turned out to be some of the big themes of the 21st Century; the splintering of consensus, and the explosion of new extremist politics, and amidst some great dreamlike imagery relating to the pandemic, he expresses a sort of rage against callousness, which is really something has been typical of his writing throughout his career with Holy Joy.”

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ULTRAFLEX – Song For Ewe

“Really interesting style, ahead of her time: the DIY DV camera looks, the fashion choices, the cheezy synth sounds. She was mocked by the Icelandic community, so we want to stress that we’re not choosing this song ironically, we think it rocks!”

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JOHNY BROWN (BAND OF HOLY JOY) WITH NEW RADIO DRAMA ON BAD PUNK SHOW – RESONANCE FM

This Friday, 8 May at 10pm (tomorrow in fact), on his regular BAD PUNK show on Resonance 104.4FM, old friend and bon flaneur of Velvet Sheep fanzine, the deeply insightful and woundingly poetic Johny Brown (of legendary Band of Holy Joy) has a very special edition. This one features a brand new radio drama that Johny’s penned and it’s called “The Hours”. Including a soundscape by his BOHJ and life partner Inga Tillere, engineered by Lee Stapleford and read by Tam Dean Burn and James Stephen Finn it’s not to be missed. 

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