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Thursday, March 13 • 12:15am - 12:45am
Johnny Foreigner

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Johnny Foreigner Debut Mini-Album - ‘Arcs Across The City’ – out 26th November 2007 Best Before Records Johnny Foreigner burst out of the second city (Birmingham UK) in a feedback hurricane of thrilling new-wave fight pop. The three-piece, formed little over 12 months ago, come armed with a blistering array of melodious, discordant rackets that leave an immediate, indelible gunshot on the brain. This is inventive, exciting, angular art-pop - Think 'Pixies', 'Smashing Pumpkins', 'Violent Femmes' and 'Bloc Party' in blender on Frappe!! Johnny Foreigner won't be strangers to you for long. What They Say: “Some of the most exciting indie-pop sounds put to record by a British band in a long while. Arcs Across The City is the domestic debut album of the year - hands down.” 10/10 Drowned In Sound “Boy-girl-boy yelpy vocals, busted up charity shop kids keyboards and Sonic Youth steam-train guitars. Five out of five? How about Six?” 6/5 The Fly “The interplay between the dual male and female lead vocalists is as excitingly fresh noise as this reviewer has heard all year” 8/10 Rock Sound “If Los Campesinos weren’t so twee, there were less of them and they’d cared about Henry Rollins, they might sound a bit like Johnny Foreigner.“ 7/10 NME “Johnny Foreigner play noise pop with scratchy guitars and lo-fi busy beats. They sound like a mix of Huggy Bear, Help She Can`t Swim and Cap`n Jazz. Essential.” Rough Trade - What`s Hot “Arcs across the city is a breathless, deathless rush of possibilities, Ritilan rock exploding with ideas and imagination.” 4/5 Kerrang! www.myspace.com/johnnyforeigner
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Thursday March 13, 2008 12:15am - 12:45am
Dirty Dog Bar 505 E 6th St

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