Listening Post

Two blokes called JOHN achieve their squad goals with a three minute punk song called ‘Squad Vowels’


Back in the height of summer, we shared the first track (‘Ghost Printer’) to be lifted from Crystal Palace-based duo JOHN’s debut album.

At the time we pointed out the dead-pan appeal of two guys called John starting a band called JOHN. Their new photos (above) are even taken in St John’s Wood. Good PR all round for people called John.

Anyway, they’ve just shared another new track. It’s called ‘Squad Vowels, – which we assume – people who know a bit more about the Internet can tell us – is a play on the popular social media slang.

John – we’re not sure which one – explains: “‘Squad Vowels’ focuses on the common craving for nostalgia. Taking aim at the traditions and gestures that we so readily accept through convention.”

So, yeah, here we go.

Their debut album ‘God Speed In The National Limit’ is coming out on 20 October, via Pets Care Records. To mark the occassion the duo are playing the following shows.

London, Old Blue Last – 18 October (‘God Speed In The National Limit’ LP launch)
Bristol, Mother’s Ruin – 21 (‘God Speed In The National Limit’ LP launch)
London, The Brewhouse – 1 November (with The St Pierre Snake Invasion)