Monday, 22 November 2010

Track of the Week: 2010 #47 Johnny Foreigner - Robert Scargill Takes The Prize

This is the way I'm going. JoFo are a favourite and long will they be. Track of the Week is practically reserved for bands of this calibre putting out new material and that Johnny Foreigner have done it two weeks running gives them the chance to have this 'coveted' spot those two weeks.

If the Pulp reunion yields new musical fruit then imagine how many weeks they could get TotW with....

This also makes it three for four on TotW being released on Alcopop records – KPLs new favourite label – with the other being on their sister Big Scary Monsters. Yeah, I've got a bit of a thing for underground British guitar bands.

Anyway, this is from the new Johnny Foreigner EP which comes with the absurd title 'you thought you saw a shooting star but yr eyes were blurred with tears and that lighthouse can be pretty deceiving with the sky so clear and sea so calm'. Which is pretty ace.

In short, this is the best song from said EP. It's a bit droney and pretty and lullyaby-like. A Brummie 'Anthems For A Seventeen Year Old Girl' if you like.

Unfortunately you can't listen to it online anywhere that I can find. But you can just buy it can't you. It's out on the aforementioned Alcopop on both CD and tasty 12”. If you order both together from the Alcopop store it comes with a poster too!

PS I'll try and make sure that next week's not anything to do with Alcopop, just to make sure you don't think I'm sucking up to them too much.

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