Tuesday 16 November 2010

...Johnny Reb!

Time for another wee Introducing... post.  This time round, its the turn of a bunch of guys from Glasgow.  Taking their name from the American Civil War slang for those pesky Confederates, Johnny Reb have recently returned from a trip to Portugal where they met up with producer, and Morrissey guitarist Boz Boorer, to record a set of tracks for their as-of-yet-untitled EP due out next year.  Some of the fruits of their labour are up on their MySpace player, and here's one of them to whet your appetite...

Johnny Reb - Nine On The Line

I posed the usual three questions to bass player, and historian in-the-making, Phil.  Here's what he had to say.  The following contains comments of a lewd nature that some people...

Kowalskiy:  Who are Johnny Reb?
Phil:  English queens on a state sponsored tour of Scotland..

Kowalskiy:  How would you describe 'your sound'?
Phil:  The death throes of twenty score sperm cells as they perish upon the coarse exterior of John Lewis 100% cotton pillow cases..  No, we endeavour to be Orange Juice; we end up a poor man's Pigeon Detectives.

Kowalskiy:  Well... I suppose there is no right or wrong answer!  What can we expect from Johnny Reb in the future?
Phil:  Passchendaele.

So, they're still a bit of a mystery to be honest.  But if they keep churning out cracking tracks like Nine On The Line, I really couldn't care less!  Besides, a little bit of mystery never hurt anyone.

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