October 02, 2012

Johnny5thWheel&thecowards: Music to Shake’n’Shuffle To

UK vaudeville band Johnny5thWheel&thecowards are releasing their second full-length Music to Shake’n’Shuffle To later this month. The band is a roundabout with members hopping on and off, orbiting around songwriter Richard Lomax. He is an old-fashioned songsmith, telling stories and wrapping them in strings, brass and acoustic guitar - and even a musical saw in Blame In Campodia.

This a band where form follows function. Songs are like dressed mannequins and send out on the catwalk to wow the punters. This musical sideshow has something for everyone - with nods to Noel Coward, Pulp and The Kinks. Happy Clappy/Doom Jazz is R.E.M. meets twenties Cabaret - the latter genre also highlighted during In My Laboratory, and harmonized Doo-wop gets and outing in Spike.

Johnny5thWheel&thecowards: Music to Shake’n’Shuffle To

Music to Shake’n’Shuffle To is released on Sotones Release date: October 22nd. Part of the album can be streamed from bandcamp.com.

Tracks:
  1. In My Laboratory
  2. Yes, That's Right, We're Stealing Your Soul
  3. Happy Clappy Doom Jazz
  4. Spike
  5. Conversations With You When You're Not There
  6. Where Did I Sleep Last Night
  7. My Finest Hour
  8. Nancy
  9. Blame In Campodia
  10. Daemon
  11. I'm Not West
  12. Following The Wheel [Part IV]
Live dates:
  • 10/18 Mad Ferret Preston, UK
  • 10/20 Bent Brief Southampton, UK
  • 11/24 The Oakwood, Glossop, UK

» followthewheel.co.uk

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