Fresh Liverpool four piece, The Jjohns, have unveiled their debut single release for the Modern Sky UK label, ‘Sewn’. Inspired by a Fleetwood Mac listening binge while the band were out on a tour of the Netherlands last year, ‘Sewn’ balances irresistible harmonies and vocal hooks with a clattering restlessness that truly captures the energy of their rabid live shows.
Speaking about the track, frontman Dom Dunning says: “Writing ‘Sewn’was motivated by our band’s trip to Eindhoven last year, we had the Fleetwood Mac greatest hits on loop and a song that Mik [Dom’s brother & guitarist] showed me instantly hit me, I felt great… I always write in the notion of trying to create my own version of a particular song or melody and that was the case with ‘Sewn’. We got home from the trip and straight away me and Mik picked up the guitars and the magic happened. I always had the hook lines "you got me bad/got me sewn girl" for a while and managed to fit it into the end of that song.”
Recorded locally at the legendary Sugarhouse in St Helens, ‘Sewn’ was produced in-house by the very capable Ady Hall and Lee McCarthy. With a sound lovingly true to their Merseyside roots, The Jjohns have drawn early comparisons with the likes of The LA’s, The Beatles and The Coral; though on this startling debut, fans of R.E.M.’s earlier days may even detect a knowing lyrical wink to one of the classic IRS years singles in the closing bars.
THE JJOHNS - 2018 LIVE DATES
18th August – Shout About It Festival – Liverpool
14th September – Jimmy’s – Manchester