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The Debut Album

by JOHN & JEHN

Release Date: 05 May 2008
Format: LP Vinyl
Label: Faculty Records

£10.99

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Tracklisting

Side John

1. DOM
2. Fear, fear, fear
3. Love Me
4. I can see you
5. The fall

Side Jehn

1. You far away
2. 20 L 07
3. Lady Spider
4. Survive
5. 1,2,3

Biog

"These guys are the sexiest Parisians in the French capital. They deal in beautiful ascendant, lustful alt.pop. Unsurprisingly for such a pair of sexy, talented bastards, they couldn't resist each other and so now they're the coolest touring couple in town."
NME – 11/07

‘Bloody Marvellous’- Art Rocker

John and Jehn are a French duo who moved from their hometowns to London at the back end of 2006. It is impossible to talk about them without mentioning that they are a couple and very much in love.

It’s this dynamic that is fundamental to their self-titled debut album, John and Jehn: from the evident passion in the songwriting, performance and delivery, through to the physical presentation of the album being split into two halves – ‘Side John’ and ‘Side Jehn’.

Influenced by Serge Gainsbourg, The Velvet Underground, Gang of Four, Joy Division, and Johnny Cash, John and Jehn’s music is a collection of sonic experiments, carried by dark humour on razor-sharp pop melodies.

The subtle dynamics in their songwriting and the balance between chaos and beauty: the understanding of light and shade ensures the band’s first LP stands out from the crowd; the mastery of heartbreaking melodies juxtaposed with drones and white noise, the sense of space in the mix.