IMPACT DATE: 28th October 2013
LABEL: End Of The Trail Records
Weatherbird are still teenagers – but have the knack for writing unforgettably melodic tracks that songwriters twice their age would kill for.
And new song Johnny Strange doesn’t hesitate getting to the chorus – but when it’s this catchy and huge, why waste time?
Having won The Guardian‘s first Breaking Bands feature, and following debut single I Might Be More Than You Know hitting #1 on the Amazon Hot New Releases Chart, Johnny Strange is an enormously ambitious signal of intent for the boys from Birmingham.
It’s a song resolutely aimed at snagging as many fans as possible via the simple thrill of a brilliant, pristine choruses and an astonishing quiet/loud wall of sound. Johnny Strange‘s talon-sharp hooks will stick in your head and not let go…
Listen if you like: Nirvana/Pixies loud/QUIET dynamic, R.E.M.‘s rock melodies, The Strypes, or insanely catchy choruses.
Johnny Strange is taken from forthcoming EP Cut Me Loose (also out on the 28th October) produced by the hugely talented Romesh Dodangoda (Funeral For A Friend, Motorhead, Twin Atlantic), and is accompanied by a powerful, enticingly odd video.
Gary Crowley, BBC London: ““Impressive!”
John Robb, Louder Than War: “Powerful, driving, impassioned”
Jim Gellatly, Amazing Radio: “Wonderful!”
Alternative Escape (The Great Escape): “Johnny Strange is one of the best songs you’ll hear this year.”
Brighton Source: “Frontman Jacob Ball embodies the punk ethos of Ryan Jarman’s [The Cribs] angsty little brother!”
Jacob Ball – vocals/guitar
Rueben Gwilliam – drums
Josh Taylor – bass
Dom Farley – guitar.
Fri 11th Oct Bournemouth Anvil
Sat 12th Oct Birmingham Actress + Bishop
Sun 13th Oct Newcastle Think Tank
Mon 14th Oct Brighton Latest Bar
Tue 15th Oct London Enterprise
Wed 16th Oct Blackburn Live Lounge
Thur 17th Oct Manchester Retro Bar
Fri 18th Oct Liverpool Lomax
Sat 19th Oct Sheffield Redhouse