MUSIC NEWS: JOHN Announce Album Details & Release Video For New Single ‘Šibensko Powerhouse’

Photo Credit: Paul Grace

London duo JOHN formed of John Newton (drums and lead vocals) and Johnny Healey (guitar and backing vocals) have announced their third album Nocturnal Manoeuvres is set for release on 8th October 2021.

Alongside the album announcement, the duo have shared lead single Šibensko Powerhouse featuring backing vocals from IDLES’ Adam Devonshire. Commenting on the release, Newton says: “The lyrics came from a now-distant memory of visiting a festival in another country. I remembered standing alone in baking 40 degree heat on the hillside outside of my apartment – only to hear a familiar song echoing live in the distance from over the hill’s crest. It was a once in lifetime moment that just stuck with me, a reminder of my small scale in the greater scheme of the world.”

Whilst Healey adds: “The track was the first thing we wrote following Out Here On The Fringes – through which we had realised our ability to create a much more expansive sound – even with the physical limitations as a duo. Šibensko Powerhouse’ helped open the next chapter, setting the somewhat cinematic tone for what Nocturnal Manoeuvres was to become.”

A video has also been shared, directed by British contemporary artist Ryan Gander OBE, Newton says of the collaboration: “We’ve been fans of Ryan’s work since our studies almost ten years ago, so it was an honour to collaborate on the track’s video. His creative practice is so prolific and playful that we were genuinely excited to see what he could dream up in response to the music… Safe to say, we certainly couldn’t have anticipated the result (cockroach costumes etc!), but it certainly didn’t disappoint.”

Like what you hear? You can stream the track and pre-order the 7″ format HERE. Nocturnal Manoeuvres is available to pre-order now ahead of its release on 8th October 2021 via the band’s own Pets Care imprint and Brace Yourself Records.

JOHN will be heading out on tour later this year, see them live at the following dates:

August 2021

Fri 20th – BRECON BEACONS, UK – Green Man Festival
Sat 28th – TOTNES, UK – Sea Change Presents
Sun 29th – BEDFORD, UK – Ceremony Festival at Esquires

September 2021

Wed 1st – MILTON KEYNES, UK – Crauford Arms
Thu 2nd – CAMBRIDGE, UK – Portland Arms
Thu 2nd – Sun 5th – LARMER TREE GARDENS, UK – End of the Road festival*
Fri 3rd – BIRMINGHAM, UK – Hare & Hounds
Thu 9th – CARDIFF, UK – Clwb Ifor Bach
Fri 10th – EXETER, UK – The Cavern
Sun 12th – HEBDEN BRIDGE, UK – Trades Club
Sat 18th – LEICESTER, UK – Wide Eyed Festival
Sun 19th – SHEFFIELD, UK – O2 Academy 2
Thu 30th – TUNBRIDGE WELLS, UK – The Forum

October 2021
Fri 1st – Sun 3rd – LIVERPOOL, UK – Sound City festival*
Sat 2nd – BLACKPOOL, UK – Bootleg Social
Wed 6th – NOTTINGHAM, UK – The Bodega
Thu 7th – WREXHAM, UK – Focus Wales festival
Sat 9th – DUBLIN, IE – Whelan’s (Upstairs)
Sun 10th – GLASGOW, UK – Stereo
Tue 12th – STOCKTON, UK – The Georgian Theatre
Wed 13th – LEEDS, UK – Brudenell Social Club
Thu 14th – Sun 17th – NORWICH, UK – Wild Paths festival*
Sat 16th – READING, UK – Face Bar
Sun 17th – BRISTOL, UK – Thekla
Tue 19th – OXFORD, UK – The Bullingdon
Wed 20th – BRIGHTON, UK – Patterns
Thu 21st – SOUTHAMPTON, UK – The Loft
Fri 22nd – LONDON, UK – Moth Club

*Day to be announced 

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