Introducing: JOHN, Dead Nature, Egyptian Blue


JOHN (Credit: Lindsay Melbourne)

Three more new names for your delictation, Getintothis’ Steven Doherty has the lowdown on them all.

JOHN (Credit: Cheryl Doherty)

London’s JOHN are seemingly trying to scupper their own plans for world domination.

They’ve give themselves a name that’s almost impossible to Google or find on streaming services.

However, when you do find them (try JOHN times two), it is very much worth the effort.

They are a duo who make the racket of a full band.

It’s a simple, yet effective well-trodden path, but JOHN succeed in bringing something new to the party, it’s there’s melodies in their clenched fist noise.

A fiercer version of a Royal Blood or a White Stripes, latest release Future Thinker is very much typical of their overall sound, marrying harsh tunes with outspoken words.

Their new album is out in October ahead of an already very well selling tour, they are gonna go through the roof.

If enough people can find them that is.


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Dead Nature (Credit: Amin Musa)

One of the most underrated debut albums of recent times was 2016’s Tell Me If You Like To by Spring King.

Chock full of catchy garage-rock bangers, it seemed like only a matter of time before they went stratospheric.

Alas, this somehow never happened, and they split late last year after the release of their second record.

Since then, their drummer and frontman Tarek Musa has been writing and recording solo material under the Dead Nature moniker.

Debut single In My Heart shows a more rounded, bigger sound than his brash indie past and continues on his new EP Taking My Shadow, which is out now.

Lead track Fire In Your Soul is more like the older days, whilst closer Rookwood shows a mature side, reminiscent of Gaz Coombes when he went from Supergrass to something that bit mellower.

Surely this is far too splendid a debut to let a mass audience escape from his grasp this time.


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Egyptian Blue

Last seen round these parts supporting The Murder Capital on their recent tour, Egyptian Blue have the same youthful fire in their collective bellies.

The Brighton four piece have just released their debut EP, Collateral Damage, made up of their first few singles, and are very much heading skywards.

The record showcases how much of a melodious edge they have to them, whilst still coming across with some menace.

Lead track Collateral has seen them receive some radio play and they are receiving many plaudits for their fierce live performances.

Judging by their recent sets, they’ve got plenty in the bag that people are yet to hear and fall in love with.