MUSIC NEWS: JOHN Release New Single ‘Non-Essential Hymn’

Photo Credit: Paul Grace

London duo JOHN, formed of John Newton (drums and lead vocals) and Johnny Healey (guitar and backing vocals), have released their new single Non-Essential Hymn. The track is taken from their upcoming third album Nocturnal Manoeuvres.

“Echoed by the album’s title Nocturnal Manoeuvres, Johnny and I often found ourselves discussing the 24/7 demands of our accelerated present – after all, it’s pretty hard to ignore when staring over the ever-expanding city from our native Crystal Palace,” says Newton. “The song became a nod to these now ‘essential’ obligations, the lyrics recalling the security guards of the city, denying their natural circadian rhythm in order to protect ever-lit office buildings. We wanted to mimic the incessancy and repetition of these traditions, and we felt like the meditative quality of the closing section helped give some semblance.”

You can also check out a live session version of Non-Essential Hymn HERE

Nocturnal Manoeuvres is due for release on 8th October 2021 via the band’s own Pets Care imprint and Brace Yourself Records, available to pre-order HERE

See JOHN live at one of the following dates: 

September 2021

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

March 2022

Fri 11th – PARIS, FR – Le Point Ephemere 
Sat 12th – LILLE, FR – L’Aeronef
Sun 13th – COLOGNE, DE – MTC 
Tue 15th – AMSTERDAM, NL – Paradiso (Upstairs)
Wed 16th – BRUSSELS, BE – AB Club 
Thu 17th – ROTTERDAM, NL – Ro’town 
Fri 18th – HAMBURG, DE – HeadCrash 
Sat 19th – COPENHAGEN, DK – Loppen
Mon 21st – POZNAN, PL – Pod Minoga 
Tue 22nd – WARSAW, PL – Poglos 
Wed 23rd – VIENNA, AT – Flexcafe 
Fri 25th – BOLOGNA, IT – Covo Club 
Sat 26th – MILAN, IT – Biko
Sun 27th – ZURICH, CH – Rote Fabrik 
Tue 29th – BERN, CH – ISC 
Wed 30th – MUNICH, DE – Feierwerk

April 2022

Fri 1st – PRAGUE, CZ – Cross Club
Sat 2nd – BERLIN, DE – Cassiopeia
Fri 29th – LISBON, PT – Time Out Market 
Sat 30th – PORTO, PT – Hard Club (Sala 2)

*Day to be announced 

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