Saturday, 8 January 2011

Jonny Jonny Ooh!

A band comprising Euros Childs from Gorky's Zygotic Mynci and Teenage Fanclub's Norman Blake sounds like a pretty wonderful proposition, doesn't it? Well such a band now exists! They're called Jonny and they sound every bit as accomplished and effortlessly melodic as you'd expect a combo featuring this pair of indiepop luminaries, to sound.

Jonny's self-titled debut album will be released on the 31st of January, with lead single Candyfloss appearing two weeks before that. (Warning: watching the following video may well make you crave a certain kind of spun sugar confection.)

Mildly Interesting Floss Fact: Candyfloss is, as you may know, called "Cotton candy" in the U.S. and "Fairy floss" in Australia. I think I like the Aussie name best.

Late last year, Jonny released a free download single, which included the following paean to Gloria Estefan. (I feel like I should add the words "of all people" to the end of that sentence, but that would seem a tad churlish. Good song though.)

Jonny - Gloria mp3

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